Boletín de la Sociedad Chilena de Química
versión impresa ISSN 0366-1644
RIVAS, Bernabé L.; CANESSA, Guido S. y MARTINEZ, Esteban. POLY[3-(METHACRYLOYLAMINO)PROPYL]TRIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE HYDROGEL. SYNTHESIS AND WATER-ABSORPTION CAPACITY. Bol. Soc. Chil. Quím. [online]. 2000, vol.45, n.2, pp. 283-288. ISSN 0366-1644. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0366-16442000000200015.
The radical polymerization of [3-(methacryloylamino)propyl]trimethylammonium chloride by using ammonium persulfate as initiator and N,N-methylene-bis-acrylamide as crosslinker reagent was carried out. The polymers were completely insoluble in water and characterized by FT IR spectroscopy and thermal analysis. The effect of the crosslinker reagent on the water sorption capacity was investigated. The highest water-absorption (46.6 g of water/ g of xerogel) was observed with the lowest mol% of crosslinker reagent (2 mol%).
Palabras clave : Hydrogel; crosslinking effect; water-absorption capacity.