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Crosslinker effects on swelling and gel properties of pH- and temperature-responsive poly (NIPAM/IA/AM) hydrogels ----2016-05-25

Title:  Crosslinker effects on swelling and gel properties of pH- and temperature-responsive poly (NIPAM/IA/AM) hydrogels

Author:  Wan, T (Wan, Tao)*; Xiong, J (Xiong, Jing); Zhao, QH (Zhao, Qihua)*; Wu, DQ (Wu, Daqing); Tang, L (Tang, Li); Liao, L (Liao, Ling); Chen, QH (Chen, Qiaohe)

Journal:Polymer Bulletin

Volume:  73  Page:  1447-1458

DOI: 10.1007/s00289-015-1557-3

Year: MAY 2016

Abstract

A novel pH- and temperature-responsive poly (N-isopropyl acrylamide/itaconic acid/acrylamide)(NIPAM/IA/AM) hydrogel was synthesized by inverse microemulsion polymerization and crosslinker effects on its swelling and gel properties were investigated. Water absorbency and salt solution absorbency increased with crosslinker amount increased to 0.2 wt%, and then decreased, while pH-sensitivity decreased and gel strength, temperature-and shear- resistance increased with increased crosslinker amount. The average particle size of the NIPAM/IA/AM hydrogels synthesized at crosslinker amount of 0.2 and 0.4 wt%, increased from 0.45 and 0.38 mu m to 11.86 and 9.88 mu m, respectively, with swelling time from 1 to 15 h. The NIPAM/IA/AM hydrogel demonstrated shear-thinning behavior and increased gel strength from 25 to 35 A degrees C.

 

Key Words: Intelligent hydrogel; Microemulsion polymerization; N-Isopropylacrylamide; Swelling

 

Accession Number:  WOS:000374180000014

 

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00289-015-1557-3