Publications by Donald C. Sundberg

Manuscripts in Review
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Patents and Disclosures

Manuscripts in Review

  1. "Water Whitening of Latex and Solvent Borne Polymer Films; Discrimination Between the Physical States of Water Responsible for Plasticization and Blushing by Differential Scanning Calorimetry", with Bo Jiang and John Tsavalas, submitted to Progress in Organic Coatings, in review

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. "Partitioning of Functional Monomers in Emulsion Polymerization: Distribution of Carboxylic Acid and Hydroxy (Meth)acrylate Monomers between Water and Polymers", with Amit Tripathi and John Tsavalas, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2014) 53 (16), pp 6600–6612, DOI: 10.1021/ie500492q
  2. "Partitioning of Functional Monomers in Emulsion Polymerization: Distribution of Hydroxy (Meth)acrylate Monomers between Water and Single and Multimonomer Systems", with Amit Tripathi, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2013), 52 (48), pp 17047–17056, DOI: 10.1021/ie402733w
  3. “Partitioning of Functional Monomers in Emulsion Polymerization: Distribution of Carboxylic Acid Monomers between Water and Multi-monomer Systems”, with Amit Tripathi, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (2013), 52 (29), pp 9763–9769, DOI: 10.1021/ie401433a
  4. "Quantitative Measurements of the Extent of Phase Separation During and After Polymerization Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry", with Amit Tripathi and John Tsavalas, Thermochimica Acta (2013), Volume 568, pp 20–30, DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2013.06.013
  5. "Partitioning of Functional Monomers in Emulsion Polymerization: Distribution of Carboxylic Acid Monomers between Water and Monomer Phases", with Amit Tripathi, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2013), 52 (9), pp 3306–3314, DOI: 10.1021/ie400038q
  6. "Latex aging: The effects of coalescing agents and thermal annealing on the morphology of composite latex particles", with Jeffrey Stubbs, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 49 (22), 1583–1589, (2011), DOI: 10.1002/polb.22318
  7. "Synthesis and Characterization of Paraffin Wax Microcapsules with Acrylic-Based Polymer Shells", with M.L. Sanchez-Silva, J.G. Tsavalas, P. Sanchez, and J.F. Rodriguez, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, (2010), 49, 12204–12211, DOI: 10.1021/ie101727b
  8. “Measuring the Glass Transition of Latex Based Polymers in the Hydroplasticized State via Differential Scanning Calorimetry”, with Bo Jiang and John Tsavalas, Langmuir, (2010), 26 (12), pp 9408–9415, DOI: 10.1021/la100425
  9. “The Structural Evolution of Composite Latex Particles during Starve-Fed Emulsion Polymerization: Modeling and Experiments for Kinetically Frozen Morphologies”, with Jeffrey Stubbs and John Tsavalas, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 6-7, pages 424–431, June 25, 2010, DOI: 10.1002/mren.200900081
  10. “Hydroplasticization of Polymers – Model Predictions and Application to Emulsion Polymers”, with John Tsavalas, Langmuir, 2010, 26 (10), pp 6960–6966, DOI: 10.1021/la904211e
  11. “Monte Carlo Simulation of Emulsion Polymerization Kinetics and the Evolution of Latex Particle Morphology and Polymer Chain Architecture”, with Jeffrey Stubbs and Robert Carrier, Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, 17, 147-162 (2008).
  12. “Core-Shell and Other Multi-Phase Latex Particles – Confirming Their Morphologies and Relating Those to Synthesis Variables”, with Jeffrey Stubbs, J. Coatings Technology -Research, 5, 169-180 (2008).
  13. “Catalytic Emulsion Polymerization of Olefins: Ab Initio Polymerization of a Family of Norbornene Derived Monomers”, with Diane Crosbie and Jeffrey Stubbs, Macromolecules, 41, 2445-2450 (2008).
  14. “The Dynamics of Morphology Development in Multiphase Latex Particles”, with Jeffrey Stubbs, Progress in Organic Coatings, 61, 156-165 (2008).
  15. “Catalytic Emulsion Polymerization of Olefins: Surfactant Effects in the Ab Initio Polymerization of Norbornene”, with Diane Crosbie and Jeffrey Stubbs, Macromolecules, 40 (25), 8947-8953 (2007).
  16. “Catalytic Emulsion Polymerization of Olefins: Ab Initio Polymerization of Norbornene”, with Diane Crosbie and Jeffrey Stubbs, Macromolecules, 40 (16), 5743-5749 (2007).
  17. “Non-Equilibrium Morphology Development in Seeded Emulsion Polymerization. V. The Effect of Crosslinking Agent”, with Jeffrey Stubbs, J. Applied Polymer Science, 102 (3), 2043-2054 (2006).
  18. “Soft X-ray Scattering of Structured Polymer Nanoparticles”, with T. Araki, H. Ade, G. Mitchell, J. Kortright, A. Kilcoyne and J. Stubbs, Applied Physics Letters, 89, 124106-1 to 124106-3 (2006).
  19. “Non-Equilibrium Morphology Development in Seeded Emulsion Polymerization. IV. Influence of Chain Transfer Agent”, with Jeffrey Stubbs, J. Applied Polymer Science, 102, 945-957 (2006).
  20. “Probing the Surface of Polymer Colloids by Conductiometric Surfactant Titration”, with P. Roose, H. De Brouwer, S. van Es, Ph. De Groote, J. Stubbs, Langmuir, 22(6), 2697-2705 (2006).
  21. “Measuring the Extent of Phase Separation During Polymerization of Composite Latex Particles Using Modulated Temperature DSC”, with Jeffrey Stubbs, J. Polym. Sci.: Part B. Polym. Phys., 43, 2790-2806 (2005).
  22. “Preparation of Aqueous Dispersions of Polyolefins via Catalytic Emulsion Polymerization”, with Jeffrey Stubbs and Lynne Muscato, Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 93, 884-885 (2005).
  23. “Latex Produced with Carboxylic Acid Comonomer for Waterborne Coatings: Variations with Changing pH”, with Daisuke Fukuhara, J. Coatings Technology – Research, 2(7), 509-516 (2005).
  24. “A Round Robin Study for the Characterization of Latex Particle Morphology – Multiple Analytical Techniques to Probe Specific Structural Features”, with Jeffrey Stubbs, Polymer, 46, 1125-1138 (2005).
  25. “Non-Equilibrium Particle Morphology Development in Seeded Emulsion Polymerization. III. Effect of Initiator End Groups”, with Jeffrey Stubbs, J. Appl’d. Polym. Sci.,91, 1538-1551 (2004).
  26. “Dynamic Modeling of Non-Equilibrium Latex Particle Morphology Development During Seeded Emulsion Polymerization” with Ola Karlsson, Jeffrey Stubbs and Robert Carrier, Polymer Reaction Engineering, 11, 589-625 (2003).
  27. “Polymer phase separation in composite latex particles. 1. Considerations for the nucleation and growth mechanism”, with Jeffrey Stubbs and Yvon Durant, Comptes Rendus Chemie, 6, 1217-1232 (2003).
  28. “The role of carboxylic acid comonomers in morphology control of synthetic latex particles – batch reactions”, with Daisuke Fukuhara, Progress in Colloid Polymer Sci., 124, 18-21 (2003).
  29. “Simulation of particle morphology development under kinetically controlled conditions”, with Jeffrey Stubbs, Robert Carrier and Ola Karlsson, Progress in Polymer Colloid Sci., 124, 131-137 (2003).
  30. "Mathematical Model for the Emulsion Polymerization Reaction Kinetics of Two Phase Latex Particles”, with Yvon Durant and Robert Carrier, Polymer Reaction Engineering, 11, 433-456 (2003).
  31. “Latex Particle Morphology, Fundamental Aspects: A Review”, with Yvon Durant, Polymer Reaction Engineering, 11, 379-432 (2003).
  32. “Microencapsulation of oil with poly(styrene-N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) by SPG emulsification technique: Effects of conversion and composition of oil phase”, with Guang Ma, Zhi Su, Shinzo Omi and Jeffrey Stubbs, J. Colloidal and Interfacial Science, 266, 282-294 (2003).
  33. “Non-Equilibrium Particle Morphology Development in Seeded Emulsion Polymerization. II. Influence of Seed Polymer Tg”, with Lina Karlsson and Ola Karlsson, J. Appl’d Polym. Sci., 90, 905-915 (2003).
  34. “Fundamental Studies on Morphology Control for Latex Systems with Applications to Waterborne Coatings: The Effect of Polymer Radical Mobility in Latex Particles During Polymerization”, with Jeffrey Stubbs, J. Coatings Tech., 75, 59-67 (2003).
  35. “Estimation of polymer/water interfacial tensions: hydrophobic homopolymer/water interfaces”, with Yan Dong, J. Colloid and Interfacial Science, 258, 97-101 (2003).
  36. “Radical Entry in Emulsion Polymerization: Estimation of the Critical Length of Entry Radicals via a Simple Lattice Model”, with Yan Dong, Macromolecules, 35, 8185-8190 (2002).
  37. “Particle Nucleation Mechanism for the Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene with a Novel Polyester Emulsifier”, with Yih-her Chang, Yu-der Lee and Ola Karlsson, J. Appl’d. Polym. Sci., 82, 1061-1070 (2001).
  38. “Estimating diffusion coefficients for small molecules in polymers and polymer solutions”, with Ola Karlsson, Jeffrey Stubbs and Lina Karlsson, Polymer, 42, 4915-4923 (2001).
  39. “Control of particle morphology and film structures of Carboxylated poly(n butylacrylate/poly(methyl methacrylate) composite latex particles”, with S. Kirsch, A. Pfau and J. Stubbs, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects, 183-185, 725-737 (2001).
  40. “Surfactant characteristics of random block polyelectrolyte polyester emulsifier (SMTAPE) in aqueous solution and on polystyrene latex particles”, with Yi-her Chang, Yu-der Lee and Ola Karlsson, Polymer, 41, 6741-6747 (2000).
  41. “Influence of Glass Transition Temperature on Latex Particle Morphology,” with Lina E. Ivarsson and Ola J. Karlsson, Macromolecular Symposium, 151, 407-412 (2000).
  42. “AlkalSwelling of Carboxylated Latices Having Glass Transitions at Ambient Temperatures,” with Ola J. Karlsson and Karin Caldwell, Macromolecular Symposia, 151, 503-508 (2000).
  43. “Penetrant Diffusion in Poly(methyl methacrylate) Near Tg: Dependence on Temperature and Weight Fraction,” with Mathew Tonge, Jeffrey Stubbs and Robert Gilbert, Polymer, 41, 3659-3670 (2000).
  44. “Competitive Adsorption of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate on Two Polymer Surfaces Within Latex Blends,” with Jeffrey Stubbs and Yvon Durant, Langmuir, 15, 3250 (1999).
  45. “Non-Equilibrium Particle Morphology Development in Seeded Emulsion Polymerization. 1: Penetration of Monomer and Radicals as a Function of Monomer Feed Rate During Second Stage Polymerization,” with J. Stubbs, O. Karlsson, J-E Jonsson, E. Sundberg and Y. Durant, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects, 153, 255 (1999).
  46. “Recent Developments in Emulsion Polymers—Controlling and Predicting Latex Particle Morphology,” with Ola Karlsson, Recent Res. Devel. in Macromol. Res., 3, 325 (1998).
  47. “Thermodynamic and Kinetic Aspects for Particle Morphology Control,” with Yvon G. Durant, Polymeric Dispersions: Principles and Applications, NATO ASI Series E: Applied Sciences - Volume 335, p155, 1997, edited by J.M. Asua, Kluwer Publishing, 1997.
  48. “The Effects of Crosslinking on the Morphology of Structured Latex Particles. 2. Evidence for Lightly Crosslinked Systems,” with Yvon G. Durant and Eric J. Sundberg, Macromolecules, 30, 1028, (1997).
  49. “Progress in Predicting Latex Particle Morphology and Projections for the Future,” with Yvon G. Durant, in print ACS Symposium Series, No. 663, 44 (1997).
  50. “Selection, Design and Delivery of Environmentally Benign Antifouling Agents,” with n. Vasishtha, R.C. Zimmerman and C.M. Smith, Naval Research Reviews, XLIX, 51-59 (1997).
  51. "The Effects of Crosslinking on the Morphology of Structured Latex Particles. 1. Theoretical Considerations,” with Yvon G. Durant, Macromolecules, 29, 8466 (1996).
  52. “An Advanced Computer Algorithm for Determining Morphology Development in Latex Particles” with Yvon G. Durant, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 58, 1607 (1995).
  53. "Fundamental Studies of Grafting Reactions in Free Radical Copolymerization. 1. A Detailed Kinetic Model for Solution Polymerization" with Nai-Jen Huang, J. Poly. Sci., Part A: Poly. Chem., 33, 2533 (1995).
  54. "Fundamental Studies of Grafting Reactions in Free Radical Copolymerization. 2. Grafting of Styrene, Acrylate and Methacrylate Monomers onto cis-Polybutadiene Using AIBN Initiator in Solution Polymerization" with Nai-Jen Huang, J. Poly. Sci. Part A: Poly. Chem., 33, 2551 (1995).
  55. "Fundamental Studies of Grafting Reactions in Free Radical Copolymerization. 3. Grafting of Styrene, Acrylate and Methacrylate Monomers onto cis-Polybutadiene Using Benzoyl Peroxide Initiator in Solution Polymerization" with Nai-Jen Huang, J. Poly. Sci., Part A: Poly. Chem., 33, 2571 (1995).
  56. "Fundamental Studies of Grafting Reactions in Free Radical Copolymerization. 4. Grafting of Styrene, Acrylate and Methacrylate Monomers onto vinyl-Polybutadiene Using Benzoyl Peroxide and AIBN Initiators in Solution Polymerization." with Nai-Jen Huang, J. Poly. Sci., Part A: Poly. Chem., 33, 2587 (1995).
  57. "Evaluation of Release Rates and Control of Biofouling using Monolithic Coatings Containing an Isothiazolone" with Niraj Vasishtha and Dan Rittschof, Biofouling 9, 1 (1995).
  58. "Challenges in Predicting and Controlling Particle Morphology in Latices of Commercial Complexity" with Y. G. Durant, Macromolecular Symposia, 92, 43 (1995).
  59. “On-Line Monitoring of Biofilm Biomass and Activity on Antifouling and Fouling-Release Surfaces Using Bioluminescence and Fluorescence Measurements During Laminar Flow,” with A.A. Arrage, N. Vasishtha, G. Baush, H.L. Vincent and D.C. White, Journal of Industrial Microbiology, 15, 277 (1995).
  60. "A Gel Permeation Chromatography Method to Determine Grafting Efficiency During Graft Copolymerization" with Nai-Jen Huang, Polymer, 35, 5693(1994).
  61. "A Comparison of Methods for the Estimation of Polymer/Monomer Interaction Parameters - The Polystyrene/n-Butyl Methacrylate System," with Y.G. Durant and J. Guillot, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 52, 1823 (1994).
  62. "On the Determination of the Interfacial Tensions for Latex Particles," with Y. G. Durant and J. Guillot, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 53, 1469(1994).
  63. "Morphology Development for Three Component Emulsion Polymers--Theory and Experiments," with E.J. Sundberg, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 47, 1277 (1993).
  64. "Controlled Release Antifouling Coatings. I. Approaches for Controlled Release of 2, 4-Dinitrophenolate and Benzoate into Seawater," with G.R. Weisman, R.A. Cimini, M.G. Brown, B.R. Beno and T.T. Eighmy, Biofouling, 6, 123 (1992).
  65. "Controlled Release Antifouling Coatings. II. The Effects of Controlled Release of 2, 4 Dinitrophenolate and Benzoate on Marine Biofilm Development and Metabolic Activity," with T.T. Eighmy, J. Arwa, L. de Rome, M.G. Brown, R.A. Cimini, and G.R. Weisman, Biofouling, 6, 147 (1992).
  66. "Conversion Dependent Morphology Predictions for Composite Emulsion Polymers. II. Artificial Latices," with C.L. Winzor, Polymer, 33, 4269 (1992).
  67. "Conversion Dependent Morphology Predictions for Composite Emulsion Polymers. I. Synthetic Latices," with C.L. Winzor, Polymer, 33, 3797 (1992).
  68. "A Note on the Morphology of Composite Latex Particles," with M.R. Muscato, J. Poly. Sci.: Part B: Poly. Physics, 29, 1021 (1991).
  69. "Morphology Development of Polymeric Microparticles in Aqueous Dispersions. I. Thermodynamic Considerations," with M.R. Muscato, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 41, 1425 (1990).
  70. "Polymeric Indicator Substrates for Fiber Optic Chemical Sensors," with W.R. Seitz, Biosensor Technology-Fundamentals and Applications, Edited by R.P. Buck, W.E. Hatfield, M. Umana and E.f. Bowden, p 311-328, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York (1990).
  71. "Microencapsulation of Emulsified Oil Droplets by In-Situ Vinyl Polymerization," with M.R. Muscato et. al., Journal of Microencapsulation, 6, 327 (1989).
  72. "Poly(vinyl alcohol) as a Substrate for Indicator Immobilization for Fiber Optic Chemical Sensors," with W.R. Seitz, Analytical Chemistry, 61, 202 (1989).
  73. "A Clear, Amine-Containing Poly(vinyl Chloride) Membrane for In Situ Optical Detection of TNT," with W.R. Seitz, Anal. Chim. Acta, 217, 217 (1989).
  74. “Unsteady-State Heat Transfer Involving a Phase Change," with A.V. Someshwar, Chemical Engineering Education, 23(No.1), 44 (1989).
  75. "New Approaches to Indicators for In Situ Optical Sensing", with W.R. Seitz, Proceedings of the Electrochemical Society, 87-15, 54 (1987).
  76. "Microencapsulation of Emulsified Oil Droplets by In-Situ Polymerization," Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, 54, 367 (1986).
  77. "A Mechanistic Kinetic Model for the Initiated Anionic Polymerization of n-Caprolactam," Polymer Engineering and Science, 26, 560 (1986).
  78. "An Experimental Study of the Effect of Polymer Molecular Weight Upon Reaction Rates in Emulsion Polymerization," Polymer, 27, 265 (1986).
  79. "Diffusion Controlled Polymerization in Highly Crosslinking Systems - The Curing Kinetics of Unsaturated Polyester Resin," Polymer Preprints, 26, 296 (1985).
  80. "Grafting of Styrene onto Polybutadiene Latices in Batch and Semi-Continuous Reactors," Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 5, 433 (1984).
  81. "Startup and Transient Response of Continuous Stirred-Tank Reactors in series," AIChEMI Modular Instruction, Series E; Kinetics, 4, 1 (1983).
  82. "Kinetics of Two Phase Emulsion Polymerization," AIChE Manuscript Number 7739-Houston AIChE Meeting, March, 1983.
  83. "Computational Aspects of Free Radical polymerization with Chain Length Dependent Termination," ACS Symposium series, 197, 27 (1982).
  84. "Diffusion Controlled Vinyl Polymerization. I. The Gel Effect," Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry Edition, 20, 1299 (1982).
  85. "Diffusion Controlled Vinyl Polymerization. II. Limitations Upon the Gel effect," Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry Edition, 20, 1315 (1982).
  86. "Diffusion Controlled Vinyl Polymerization. III. Free Volume Parameters and Diffusion Controlled Propagation," Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry Edition, 20, 1331 (1982).
  87. "Diffusion Controlled Vinyl Polymerization. IV. Comparison of Theory and Experiment," Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry Edition, 20, 1345 (1982).
  88. "Diffusion Controlled Kinetics in the Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene and Methylmetacrylate," American Chemical Society Symposium Series, 165, 327 (1981).
  89. "An Experimental Study of Ideal and Nonideal Behavior in Styrene Emulsion Polymerization," Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry Edition, 18, 903 (1980).
  90. "A Quantitative Treatment of Particle Size Distributions in Emulsion Polymerization," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 23, 2197 (1979).
  91. "Limiting Conversions in Two Phase Polymer Reactions," Journal of Polymer Science Polymer Chemistry Edition, 16, 523 (1978).
  92. "Experiments in Undergraduate Reaction Engineering: Startup and Transient Response of CSTR's in series," Chem. Engr. Ed. , 11, 118 (1977).
  93. "The Prediction of Particle Size and Molecular Weight Distributions in Emulsion Polymerization," Polymer Colloids, page 153, edited by R. M. Fitch, Plenum Press, NY (1971).

Patents and Disclosures

  1. Kearney, F.R.; Ray, K.; Tsavalas, J.G.; Sundberg, D.C. “Lithographic Imaging and Printing with Printing Members Having Fusible Polymer Particles”, March 17, 2011, US 2011/0065048 A1
  2. Tsavalas, J.G.; Nguyen, J.K.,; Sundberg, D.C. “Microencapsulation of Amines”, March 11, 2010 , US-2010-0061897
  3. Tsavalas, J.G.; Carrier, R.H.; Sundberg, D.C. “UNHLATEX® ParPac”, Sept. 2008, UNH Invention Disclosure
  4. Tsavalas, J.G.; Carrier, R.H.; Sundberg, D.C. “UNHLATEX® Deform”, Sept. 2008, UNH Invention Disclosure
  5. Sundberg, D.; Bishop, P; McBee, D. "Methods and Apparatus for Reducing Levels of Organics in Liquids", 1985, US Patent 4,534,865