Swelling and elasticity of hydrogels based on poly(ethylene oxide) macroinimer


MELEKASLAN D., KASAPOGLU F., ITO K., Yagci Y. , Okay O.

POLYMER INTERNATIONAL, vol.53, no.3, pp.237-242, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pi.1334
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-242

Abstract

7A novel method for the preparation of hydrogels based on poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) is presented. A PEO macroinimer possessing both polymerizable and radical generation sites was used to obtain hydrogels having dangling PEO chains. It was shown that PEO macroinimer acts during photopolymerization, both as a monomer and a crosslinker and thus, leads to the formation of hydrogels of various swelling capacities and moduli of elasticity. (C) 2004 Society of Chemical Industry.