Preparation and Rheological Properties of Alkali-Soluble Associative Thickener

알칼리 용해성 회합 증점제의 합성 및 유성학적 물성에 관한 연구

  • 서은현 (연세대학교 공과대학 화학공학과) ;
  • 이덕연 (연세대학교 공과대학 화학공학과) ;
  • 이종길 ((주)한국포리머) ;
  • 김중현 (연세대학교 공과대학 화학공학과)
  • Received : 1997.04.25
  • Accepted : 1997.07.07
  • Published : 1997.08.10


Associative acrylic thickeners were prepared by emulsion copolymerization using nonionic vinyl surfactant esters as an associative macromonomer and their rheological properties were investigated. The thickening efficiency was shown to depend on the chain length of therminal hydrophobe and degree of ethoxylation of VSE. increasing the content of VSE enhanced the efficiency of the resulting polymers as a thickener. It was attributed to the intermolecular association of terminal hydrophobes of associative thickener in aqueous solution. The chain transfer agent caused to reduce the molecular weight of associative thickener, resulted in decrease of thickening efficiency.



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