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Polymer hydrogels: a review

Hashim, Shahrir and Laftah, Waham Ashaier and Ibrahim, Akos N. (2011) Polymer hydrogels: a review. Polymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering, 50 (14). pp. 1475-1486. ISSN 0360-2559

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03602559.2011.593082


This review encompasses definitions, classification, main properties, and application of polymer hydrogels. Raw materials and preparation techniques of polymer hydrogels were described. The factors that affect absorption capacity and swelling properties of polymer hydrogels were reviewed. PHG materials are defined as a viscoelastic network structure, swellable and not soluble in water with high absorbent capacity, which may reach 1000 g/g of their dried weight to be termed “superabsorbent polymer hydrogels”. PHGs have the ability to release absorbed fluids under certain circumstances.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:absorption capacity, polymer hydrogels, super absorbent polymer hydrogels, swelling
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:29366
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:13 Mar 2013 02:26
Last Modified:31 Jan 2022 08:41

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