Grafting of acrylamide onto kappa-carrageenan via γ-irradiation: Optimization and swelling behavior

Rezanejade Bardajee, G ; Sharif University of Technology | 2008

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2007.04.004
  3. Publisher: 2008
  4. Abstract:
  5. The Taguchi method, a robust experimental design for optimization, was used for the synthesis of a superabsorbent hydrogel network using γ-rays as an initiator, energy source and crosslinker at the same time. Nine different samples of superabsorbent hydrogels were prepared in various conditions from kappa-carrageenan (κC) and acrylamide by γ-irradiation at room temperature. Considering the results of nine trials and according to analysis of variance (ANOVA), a new experimental condition with the concentrations of κC and acrylamide 1.5 g and 0.028 mol (2 g in total volume of 50 mL H2O), respectively, as well as γ-ray at the optimum total dose (7 kGy) was proposed. After preparing the desired hydrogels according to optimum condition, the swelling behavior of hydrogels in different media was investigated. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
  6. Keywords:
  7. Amides ; Grafting (chemical) ; Hydrogels ; Optimization ; Swelling ; Acrylamides ; Carrageenan ; Experimental design ; Room temperature ; Gamma rays ; Acrylamide ; Carrageenan ; Water ; Gamma irradiation ; Hydrogel ; Radiation dose ; Reaction optimization ; Water absorption
  8. Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry ; Volume 77, Issue 2 , 2008 , Pages 131-137 ; 0969806X (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0969806X07001740