Faculty Advisor

Camesano, Terri Anne

Faculty Advisor

Hobey, William D.

Center

Nancy, France

Abstract

Miniemulsions are an important part of drug delivery and cosmetics research. In this MQP, the kinetics of the polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) was followed to try and understand more about this reaction. The droplet sizes of the polymerized miniemulsions were also examined. In this project it was found that the polymerization of MMA was successful at 75C and that increasing the amount of surfactant decreased the droplet size of the miniemulsion and increased the polymer conversion.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Chemistry

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

BC

Project Center

Nancy, France

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