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Use of contrast matching small-angle neutron scattering to monitor the presence of closed porosity in controlled porosity styrene-divinylbenzene resins

Hall, P.J. and Machado, W.R. and Galan, D.G. and Barria, E.B. and Sherrington, D.C. (1996) Use of contrast matching small-angle neutron scattering to monitor the presence of closed porosity in controlled porosity styrene-divinylbenzene resins. Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions, 92 (14). pp. 2607-2610. ISSN 0956-5000

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Abstract

A series of styrene-divinylbenzene resins produced with varying amounts of toluene as a porogen have been investigated using contrast-matching small-angle neutron scattering. The results show the existence of some microporosity in the samples that cannot be accessed by a weakly swelling solvent, ethanol. Also, when the amount of porogen used in the production of the samples is low, a significant amount of the macroporosity is closed. The implications of this for the industrial application of these materials is discussed.

Item type: Article
ID code: 17625
Keywords: neutron scattering, closed porosity, controlled porosity styrene-divinylbenzene resins, Chemical engineering
Subjects: Technology > Chemical engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Chemical and Process Engineering
Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 15:30
    Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 12:56
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/17625

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