Nanoencapsulation of Blocked Isocyanates Through Aqueous Emulsion Polymerization
Polymers and High Performance Materials
Blocked isocyanates were successfully encapsulated into polystyrene and hydroxyl and amine functionalized polymeric nanospheres via emulsion polymerization. The nanocapsules were characterized via Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and transmission electronic microscopy. The blocked isocyanates generated free isocyanate functionality upon thermal annealing of nanocapsules. This research establishes a novel encapsulating method for release and retention of free isocyanates in aqueous media. These nanocapsules can provide active isocyanates in coatings and adhesive applications, and represent a novel application of nanoencapsulated materials for controlled or delayed active material utilization.
Express Polymer Letters
Rawlins, J. W.
(2008). Nanoencapsulation of Blocked Isocyanates Through Aqueous Emulsion Polymerization. Express Polymer Letters, 2(5), 349-356.
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