Designing matrix effects in polyacrylate microgels

by Whaley, Madison; Sharma, Babloo; Striegler, Susanne

Synthesis of microgels that immobilize a catalyst to enhance its performance institutes a large world of opportunities for polymers in the biochem. field. A crucial aspect of the microgel is its matrix; therefore, matrix alterations will affect the catalytic activity of an immobilized catalyst. Accordingly, the polymerization proceedings of microgels derived from acrylate monomers with large structural diversity were documented by gravimetric anal. The influence of matrix effects on the particle diameters was recorded in addition and will be described.