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Synthesis and characterization of cationically and anionically modified poly(vinyl alcohol) microfibrils
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
In papermaking, the addition of filler can be detrimental to the properties of the resulting paper hence the use of additives that enhance paper properties are of paramount importance. Syndiotacticity rich poly(vinyl ...
Synthesis and characterization of styrene – maleic anhydride copolymer derivatives
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this study, a functional styrene – maleic anhydride copolymer (SMA) was synthesized via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer mediated polymerization (RAFT). The obtained copolymer had ...