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Crosslinking reactions and swelling behavior of matrices based on N-acryloyl-TRIS(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane


Alvarez Igarzabal, CI and Arrua, RD, Crosslinking reactions and swelling behavior of matrices based on N-acryloyl-TRIS(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane, Polymer Bulletin, 55, (1-2) pp. 19-29. ISSN 0170-0839 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s00289-005-0411-4


In this study, new hydrogels in rod shape were prepared from N-acryloyl- TRIS(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (NAT) using ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) or N,N'methylenebisacrylamide (BIS) as crosslinking agent, dimethylformamide (DMF) as solvent and benzoyl peroxide (BPO) as initiator. In most cases, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), acrylamide (Aam) or acrylic acid (Aac) were used as co-monomers. The polymeric matrices obtained by free radical polymerization exhibited different properties by changing crosslinker, crosslinker concentration, co-monomer and initial NAT/co-monomer mole ratio. Besides, hydrogels from HEMA, Aam and Aac with BIS in absence of NAT were prepared under the same experimental reaction conditions in order to compare the properties of these products with those synthesized from NAT and the respective co-monomers. Some of the final products were selected to perform urea release assays, conducted through swelling-controlled release. Urea was chosen as "model" plant fertilizer agent.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Arrua, RD (Dr Dario Arrua)
ID Code:91077
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2014-05-07
Last Modified:2014-06-13

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