Swelling behavior of acrylamide-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate hydrogels


Isik B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.24, no.2, pp.147-156, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-156

Abstract

In this study, hydrogels of poly(acrylamide-co-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) having different properties were prepared by a redox polymerization method. Poly(ethylene glycol), PEG 4000 was included in the polymerization recipe to increase the microporosity of the resultant polymeric structures. AAm/HEMA hydrogels with different properties were obtained by changing initial AAm/HEMA mole ratio, total monomer, PEG 4000 and crosslinker concentrations.