Progress in controlled/living polymerizations (CLP) in aqueous media.
Part II. Conventional polymerization in aqueous media
Polimery 2001, No 9, 575
SummaryA review with 66 references covering homogeneous and heterogeneous polymerization, classification of heterogeneous radical polymerizations, suspension, emulsion and mini-emulsion polymerizations, non-radical polymerizations in heterogeneous aqueous media including ionic polymerization, coordination polymerization and ROMP. Water used in place of organic solvents as medium is environmentally advantageous and economic and this faet inspires researehers to develop not only radical but also non-radical polymerization in aqueous media. The polymers prepared by conventional polymerization techniques are poorly defined in terms of M and MWD, composition and architecture. The controlled/living polymerization techniques (cf. Part I) allow potentially to remove this demerit.