Preparation and characterization of hydrophobically modified polyacrylamide hydrogels by grafting glycidyl methacrylate

Song, Pingan ORCID: and Zhang, Yafeng and Kuang, Jianzheng (2007) Preparation and characterization of hydrophobically modified polyacrylamide hydrogels by grafting glycidyl methacrylate. Journal of Materials Science, 42 (8). pp. 2775-2781. ISSN 0022-2461


A modified polyacrylamide (PAM-g-GMA) has been prepared by ring-opening reaction of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) monomer grafted onto the -COO - groups of partially hydrolytic polyacrylamide (PAM) chain. The modified polyacrylamide hydrogels were obtained via a free radical polymerization of PAM-g-GMA without adding any a crosslinker using potassium persulfate (KPS), as initiator, and triethanolamine (TEA), as a coupling agent in aqueous solution. The molecular structure of PAM-g-GMA was characterized by FT-IR, 1H-NMR, and the thermal behaviors of hydrogels were studied by DSC. Furthermore, the swelling property and compressive properties of PAM-g-GMA hydrogels were investigated. The results show that the modified polyacrylamide hydrogels exhibit a remarkable hydration-dehydration change in response to pH in aqueous media and also undergo dramatic increase in volume with increasing temperature. So the modified polyacrylamide hydrogels will have promising and wide applications such as pharmaceutical use, water retention, electrophoretic media and so on.

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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 03:48
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Uncontrolled Keywords: compressive strength, glycidyl methacrylate, acrylamido, sulfonic acid sodium salt, carboxamido
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401699 Materials engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8699 Other Manufacturing > 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
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