Radiation synthesis of low swelling acrylamide based hydrogels and determination of average molecular weight between cross-links


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Mahmudi N., Şen M. , Rendevski S., Gueven G.

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, cilt.265, ss.375-378, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 265
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.nimb.2007.09.007
  • Dergi Adı: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.375-378

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A comparative analysis of determination of cross-link density (v,) of hydrogels by using swelling tests and mechanical measurements has been made. Poly(acrylamide/methacrylamide) P(AAm/MAAm) and poly(acrylamide/hydroxyethyl methacrylate) P(AAm/HEMA) hydrogels were prepared by using gamma rays and used as model hydrogel systems. The uniaxial compression test was applied to cylindrical gel samples in the swollen state at pH 7. Stress-strain curves of hydrogels were evaluated to calculate the shear modulus values. The average molecular weight between cross-links ((M) over bar (c)) and nu(e) obtained from mechanical measurements were significantly different than the values obtained from swelling experiments. Large differences were attributed to the uncertainty on the value of the chi parameter used in the Flory-Rehner equation. +/- 1% change in this parameter doubled or reduced the M, value of hydrogel to half value. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

A comparative analysis of determination of cross-link density (ν  e) of hydrogels by using swelling tests and mechanical measurements has been made. Poly(acrylamide/methacrylamide) P(AAm/MAAm) and poly(acrylamide/hydroxyethyl methacrylate) P(AAm/HEMA) hydrogels were prepared by using gamma rays and used as model hydrogel systems. The uniaxial compression test was applied to cylindrical gel samples in the swollen state at pH 7. Stress–strain curves of hydrogels were evaluated to calculate the shear modulus values. The average molecular weight between cross-links View the MathML source
 and ν  e obtained from mechanical measurements were significantly different than the values obtained from swelling experiments. Large differences were attributed to the uncertainty on the value of the χ   parameter used in the Flory–Rehner equation. ±1% change in this parameter doubled or reduced the View the MathML source
 value of hydrogel to half value.