Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2012, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (07): 1757-1763.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201204231

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Polymerization of Micro-Block Associative Polymer with Alcohol-Surfmer Mixed Micellar Method and Their Rheological Properties

LIU Jian-Xin1, GUO Yong-Jun1,2, ZHU Yang-Wen3, YANG Hong-Ping2, YANG Xue-Shan2, ZHONG Jin-Hang2, LI Hua-Bing2, LUO Ping-Ya1   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoirs Geology and Exploration, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, P. R. China;
    2. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, P. R. China;
    3. Gelogical Scientific Research Institute, Shengli Oilfield Branch Company, SINOPEC, Dongying 257015, Shandong Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2012-02-20 Revised:2012-04-19 Published:2012-06-07
  • Contact: GUO Yong-Jun
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Science & Technology Major Projects, China (2011ZX05011).


In this paper, mixed micelle composed of alcohol and polymerizable surfactant (surfmer) were constructed. The aggregated numbers of surfmer (hexadecyl trimethyl allylammonium chloride (C16DMAAC)) in the mixed micelle were measured using a steady-state fluorescence quenching (SSFQ) technique. Using a mixed micellar method with adiabatic polymerization and post-hydrolyzation techniques, the high molecular weight (Mw) micro-block associative polymer of P(AM-NaAA-C16DMAAC) was polymerized. Structures were characterized by Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Using rheological experiments, the effects of micro-block length and salt concentration of on the thickening and viscoelastic rheological properties of the polymers were studied. All experiments confirmed that the micro-block length could be adjusted using the mixed micellar method. Increases in the micro-block length were accompanied by decreases in the critical associative concentration (CAC). The viscosities and viscoelastic rheological properties increased to maximum then decreased steady with the length increasing, indicating that the length was at an optimum value.

Key words: Alcohols, Polymerizable surfactant, Associative polymer, Micro-block length, Mixed micelle, Rheology


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