Preparation of Superabsorbent Polymers by the Inverse Suspension Method

  • Nguyen Van Khoi
  • Nguyen Thanh Tung
  • Pham Thi Thu Ha
  • Trinh Duc Cong

Abstract

The superabsorbent polymers based on acrylic acid have been prepared in the presence of ammonium persulfate (APS) as initiator and N,N-methylene- bis- acrylamide (MBA) as crosslinking agent. The suspension polymerisation occurred in aqueous drops dispersed in toluene and stabilised by sorbitan monooleate. Some effects on the swelling degree and size particles such as concentrations of MBA and initiator, neutralization degree (Dn) were studied. Swelling degree 405g/g, reach maximum at 85C and 0.09% crosslinking agent, 1.0% initiator, 75% degree of neutralization, 350 rpm agitation speed was observed.

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Nguyen Van Khoi
Journals of Science 70 Tran Hung Dao Str, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Published
2008-07-21
Section
Chemistry