Taguchi optimized synthesis of collagen-g-poly(acrylic acid)/kaolin composite superabsorbent hydrogel

Pourjavadi, A ; Sharif University of Technology | 2008

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2008.01.032
  3. Publisher: 2008
  4. Abstract:
  5. A novel biopolymer-based hydrogel composite was synthesized through chemical crosslinking by graft copolymerization of partially neutralized acrylic acid onto the hydrolyzed collagen. The Taguchi method, a robust experimental design, was employed for the optimization of the synthesis based on the swelling capacity of the hydrogels. This method was applied for the experiments and standard L16 orthogonal array with five factors and four levels. In the synthesis of the composite superabsorbent, N,N′-methylene bisacrylamide (MBA) as crosslinker, ammonium persulfate (APS) as initiator, acrylic acid (AA) as monomer, neutralization percent (NU), and collagen/kaolin weight ratio were used as important factors. From the analysis of variance of the test results, the most effective factor controlling equilibrium swelling capacity was obtained and maximum water absorbency of the optimized final product was found to be 674 g/g. The surface morphology of the gel was examined using scanning electron microscopy. Furthermore in this research, swollen gel strength of composite SAPs already swollen under realistic conditions (saline solution absorbency under load) was determined. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
  6. Keywords:
  7. Hydrogels ; Scanning electron microscopy ; Surface morphology ; Taguchi methods ; Absorbency under load ; Hydrogel composites ; Realistic conditions ; Collagen
  8. Source: European Polymer Journal ; Volume 44, Issue 4 , 2008 , Pages 1209-1216 ; 00143057 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0014305708000530