Hydrogels based on 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate obtained by gamma irradiation
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Hydrogels based on 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and different types of poly(alkylene glycol) acrylates and methacrylates, with a small percent of itaconic acid, have been prepared by solution copolymerization using gamma irradiation. In this study, the swelling behavior and network parameters of these hydrogels as a function of poly(alkylene glycol) acrylate type are reported for the first time. Morphology of the obtained hydrogels was characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) technique.
Keywords:2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate / hydrogel network parameters / SEM / swelling
Source:Materials Science Forum, 2005, 494, 199-203
- Current Research in Advanced Materials and Processes, 6th Conference of the Yugoslav-Materials-Research-Society, Sep 13-17, 2004, Herceg Novi, Montenegro