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Selected Radical Azoinitiators in the synthesis of Solvent-Borne Acrylic Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Barbara Pabin-Szafko, Ewa Wisniewska and Zbigniew Czech
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Functional azoinitiators: 2,2’-azobis(2-methyl-4-hydroxybutyl propionate) (AIB-BD), 2,2’-azobis[2-methyl-ω-hydroxy-tri(oxyethylene) propionate] [AIB-Tri(OE)] and 2,2’-azobis[2-methyl-ω-hydroxy-oligo(oxyethylene) propionate] [AIB-OOE(400)] were used in radical polymerization of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, methyl acrylate and acrylic acid in organic solvent ethyl acetate to prepare solvent-borne acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA). After polymerization the viscosity, molecular weight and polydispersity of received acrylic PSA have been evaluated and compared with the product of polymerization initiated by the conventional azoinitiator 2,2’-azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN).

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