Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12104/39203
Title: Acrylic acid/methyl methacrylate hydrogels. I. Effect of composition on mechanical and thermodynamic properties
Author: Katime, I.
De Apodaca, E.D.
Mendizábal, E. M.
Puig, J.E.
Issue Date: 2000
Abstract: The mechanical and thermodynamic properties of poly(acrylic acid-co-methyl methacrylate) hydrogels with varying ratios of AA/MMA are reported. Swelling capacity increases but elasticity decreases as the content of AA in the hydrogels increases. Thermodynamic analysis indicates that swelling is an unfavorable (??1 > 0) and endothermic (?H?1 > 0) process. Both thermodynamic quantities increase with increasing hydrophobic nature of the hydrogel. The amount of freezing and non-freezing water in the hydrogels was determined by DSC. The ratio of non freezing to total water content increases with the increasing hydrophobic nature of the hydrogels. Copyright © 2000 by Marcel Dekker, Inc.
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12104/39203
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