Development of Standard Operating Procedure: Admicellar Polymerization of Polystyrene Thin Film (Aibn) on Polysciences 30-50μm Glass Beads Using Cetyltrimethyl-Ammonium Bromide Surfactant

Langford, David (2017) Development of Standard Operating Procedure: Admicellar Polymerization of Polystyrene Thin Film (Aibn) on Polysciences 30-50μm Glass Beads Using Cetyltrimethyl-Ammonium Bromide Surfactant. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Adam Smith from Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Poly(1-phenylethene), commonly referred to as Polystyrene, is one of the world’s most common polymers. Made from the monomer styrene (ethenylbenzene), this polymer is used in a wide range of products from packing peanuts to disposable cutlery. The method of polymerization used in this research project is called admicellar polymerization. This process consists of four main steps: admicelle formation, adsolubilization, polymerization, and removal of admicelle and polymer. Admicellar polymerization has a number of advantages over related methods of thin film polymerization including simplicity and low cost of components and process.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Langford, David
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. Chemical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Adam Smith
Thesis Advisor's Department: Chemical Engineering
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. David Langford
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 20:04
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 20:04
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/787

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