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  • Adjusting Water Absorption, Stimulus-Response and Adsorption Capacity for Toxic Heavy Metal Ions of Poly(acrylamide-co-potassium methacrylate) Hydrogel by Poly(ethylene glycol) Addition
  • Syed Wasim Ali , Munib Ahmed Shafique*, Muhammad Arif Malik**, Muhammad Saad, Syeda Rida Amber***, and Aatiqa Jabeen****

  • Chemistry Division, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), PO 45650, Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan
    *Central Analytical Facility Division, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), PO 45650, Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan
    **Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668, USA
    ***Chemistry Department, University of Wah, Quaid Avenue, PO 47040, Wah Cantt, Pakistan
    ****Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320, Pakistan

  • Poly(ethylene glycol) 첨가에 따른 Poly(acrylamide-co-potassium methacrylate) 하이드로젤의 독성 중금속 이온에 대한 수분흡수, 자극반응 및 흡착 능력 조절
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Abstract

Hydrogels, composed of poly(acrylamide-potassium methacrylate), cross-linked with N,N'-methylene bis-acrylamide, and having different proportions of poly(ethylene glycol) were synthesized by a free radical copolymerization technique. The effect of the cross-linkage and poly(ethylene glycol) contents on swelling in water, diffusion kinetics of water in the hydrogel matrix, stimuli response to pH, ionic strength of the external solution, and capacity for chromium(III) and uranyl ions from polluted water samples were evaluated. The results show that the swelling in water decreased. Still, the diffusion rate of water in the copolymer matrix increased with an increase in the cross-linkage and an increase in the poly(ethylene glycol) amount under the conditions of this study. Poly(ethylene glycol) addition provided another tool to adjust the swelling, diffusion kinetics, and adsorption characteristics of the hydrogel. For example, poly(ethylene glycol) addition made the hydrogel adsorb uranyl ions from polluted water.


Keywords: free radical polymerization, diffusion coefficient, chromium(III), uranyl ion.

  • Polymer(Korea) 폴리머
  • Frequency : Bimonthly(odd)
    ISSN 0379-153X(Print)
    ISSN 2234-8077(Online)
    Abbr. Polym. Korea
  • 2020 Impact Factor : 0.493
  • Indexed in SCIE

This Article

  • 2021; 45(6): 832-840

    Published online Nov 30, -0001

  • 10.7317/pk.2021.45.6.832
  • Received on Nov 30, -0001
  • Revised on Nov 30, -0001
  • Accepted on Nov 30, -0001

Correspondence to

  • Syed Wasim Ali
  • Chemistry Division, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), PO 45650, Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • E-mail: swasimali@pinstech.org.pk