Patent Number: 7,087,675

Title: Monomer and polymerization process

Abstract: The .beta.-hydroxy carbamate, ethylenically unsaturated monomer of the invention can be polymerized as a homopolymer or copolymerized with other monomers. The polymerization can be carried out in an aqueous medium. The .beta.-hydroxy carbamate monomer is polymerized to form water-soluble homopolymers or, if polymerized as a mixture with one or more comonomers, copolymers that are soluble, emulsifiable, or dispersible in water. The .beta.-hydroxy carbamate monomer can be used as a replacement monomer for acrylamide.

Inventors: Ohrbom; Walter H. (Hartland Township, MI), Herrel; Patricia A. (Hartland Township, MI)

Assignee: BASF Corporation

International Classification: C08J 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018