05212272 is referenced by 29 patents and cites 18 patents.

Novel polyacrylic acid resins are prepared by polymerizing H.sub.2 C.dbd.CHCO.sub.2 H, H.sub.2 C.dbd.CRCO.sub.2 X, or HRC.dbd.CHCO.sub.2 X, wherein R is an aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon, halogenated hydrocarbon, or sulfonated hydrocarbon of from C.sub.1 to C.sub.20, phenol, naphthol, sulfonated phenol, sulfonated naphthol, or a halogen, and X is hydrogen, alkyl, or a hydroxylated, ethoxylated, sulfonated, or halogenated aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon of from C.sub.1 to C.sub.20, sodium, potassium, ammonium, or quaternary amine, in the presence of aromatic sulfonic acid or its salt to form a polymer in which the sulfonated aromatic compound is covalently bound to the polymer. In an alternative embodiment, a textile processing or cleansing compound is included in the polymerization reaction along with the acrylic acid and aromatic sulfonic acid or its salt. The resulting polymers have superior properties for use in textile processing and cleaning, and can be used as detergents, acid dye levelers, surfactants, emulsifiers, yarn lubricants, copolymerizing agents, polymer after treat agents, defoamers, chelating agents, flocculants, anti-static agents, flame retardants, metal cleaners, metal coatings, and as multipurpose acids.

Title
Polyacrylic acid compositions for textile processing
Application Number
7/606467
Publication Number
5212272
Application Date
October 31, 1990
Publication Date
May 18, 1993
Inventor
Michael S Williams
Rome
GA, US
Ralph R Sargent
Rome
GA, US
Agent
Kilpatrick & Cody
Assignee
Peach State Labs
GA, US
IPC
C08F 12/24
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