Radiation Synthesis of Poly(N-Vinylpyrrolidone-co-Methacrylic Acid) Hydrogels and Their Usability in Uranyl Ion Adsorption


ŞOLPAN ÖZBAY D. , TORUN M.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.114, no.1, pp.543-550, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/app.30557
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-550

Abstract

In this study, N-vinylpyrrolidone(VP)/ methacrylic acid (MAA) mixtures have been prepared at three different mole percents which the methacrylic acid composition around 5, 10, and 15%. Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone-co-methacrylicacid) P(VP/MAA) hydrogels irradiated at 3.4 kGy have been used for swelling and diffusion studies in water and uranyl ion Solutions. The influence of dose, pH, relative amounts of monomers in MAA/VP monomer mixtures on the swelling properties have been investigated. P(VP/MAA) hydrogels were swollen in distilled water at pH 7.0. P(VP/MAA)1 hydrogel containing 36% (mole percent) methacrylic acid showed the maximum percent swelling in water. Adsorption isotherms were constructed for Uranyl ions and P(VP/MAA) hydrogel systems. It has been found that P(VP/MAA) hydrogels have very high uptake of the uranyl ions succesfully in water containing uranyl ions. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 114: 543-550, 2009