Could anybody tell me how to do thermal polymerization AA (acrylic acid). The initiator, other additives (preferably biocompatible) and the conditions like temperature, timing, etc for the same.
I tried acrylic acid with benzoyl peroxide (initiator)and PEG and Aerosil for thickening the same (tried with different values of accelerator and at different temperatures like 45, 50, 90 C). As finally I need to have thick layer of the polymer. But this cracks or polymer might be vaporising in the oven. So no results with this.
Also using photoiniator DMPA is also not working. here also the final solution cracks when exposed.
I want to have a uniform n homogenous polymer, which could be spincoated. So any suggestions or solutions are welcome.