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The scaling up of highly filled polymer clay nanocomposites with regard to clay loading
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Water-based polymer clay nanocomposites (PCN) based on styrene-co-butyl acrylate copolymers (PSBA/MMT) were prepared with clay loadings of up to 50 wt.%. The resultant materials showed instability with ...
The preparation, characterization and phenylacetylene polymerization of novel palladacycles
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT : This thesis describes the synthesis and characterization of novel cationic palladacycles derived from various N-benzylidene-2,6-diisopropylaniline ligands and their use as catalysts in the polymerization ...