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Purification of poly(acrylic acid) using a membrane ultra-filtration unit in flow

Brocken, Laurens; Whittaker, Jane; Price, Paul; Baxendale, Ian R.

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Authors

Laurens Brocken

Jane Whittaker

Paul Price



Abstract

We have developed methodology to synthesise aqueous soluble polymers such as poly(acrylic acid) in flow, enabling access to a variety of molecular weights [L. Brocken, P. D. Price, J. Whittaker and I. R. Baxendale, React. Chem. Eng., 2017, in press]. However, full conversion was hard to achieve without increasing the dispersity and therefore purification was necessary. In this work we demonstrate that flow polymerisation can be directly coupled with purification to furnish a purified polymer sample in under one hour.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 10, 2017
Online Publication Date Jul 10, 2017
Publication Date Oct 1, 2017
Deposit Date Jul 14, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jul 10, 2018
Journal Reaction Chemistry and Engineering
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 5
Pages 656-661
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/c7re00080d
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1382405

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