Preparation and characterization of phenolic/ furfural organic gel microspheres in supercritical CO2

Kyung Nam Lee, Hae Joon Lee, Jung Hyun Kim

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Phenolic/furfural (P/F) gel microspheres were successfully produced by new supercritical CO2-based process. CO2-soluble poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) was used as the stabilizer in this system. Spherical morphology of the gel microspheres was confirmed by scanning electron microscopy. Particle size and particle size distribution of P/F gel microspheres can be modified by variety of the solids content and the stabilizer content. The resultant P/F gel microspheres have average particle size in the range of 1-6 μm. The structure of P/F gel microspheres was revealed by thermogravimetric analysis and IR analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-15
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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