Effect of anionic/nonionic surfactant systems on the properties of water-based styrene/acrylic copolymer latexes

Ayhan B., ŞAKAR DAŞDAN D., Tarakçı E.

Bulgarian Chemical Communications, vol.55, no.3, pp.267-272, 2023 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.34049/bcc.55.3.ncntc06
  • Journal Name: Bulgarian Chemical Communications
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-272
  • Keywords: Paint binder, surfactant, water-based styrene/acrylic copolymer
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The effect of anionic, nonionic and anionic/nonionic surfactants on the reaction during the emulsion copolymerization of styrene and acrylic monomers was investigated. For this purpose, the effect of anionic, nonionic and anionic/nonionic surfactant systems at different ratios on the emulsion copolymerization of styrene with butyl acrylate, acryl amide and acrylic acid in the presence of ammonium persulfate initiator to obtain water-based styrene copolymer-based paint binders was examined and characterized via solid substance analysis, FTIR/ATR, DSC and viscosity. Then, after comparing the obtained results, the optimum anionic/nonionic surfactant system was created and water-based emulsion paint binders contributed to the properties such as better bonding of the paint to the surface to be applied and better distribution of the pigment in the system.