Controlled conversion of polyacrylamide into polyacrylic acid

Bicak N., Acikkaya N., Koza G.

POLYMER BULLETIN, vol.39, no.4, pp.459-464, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002890050173
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.459-464


Interaction of nitrous acid with aqua solution of poly(acrylamide) gives poly(acrylic acid) in quantitative conversion yields. The reaction proceeds smoothly, with simultaneous evolution of nitrogen, provided that the temperature below 5 degrees C. The procedure presented provides a versatile route to prepare acrylic acid-acrylamide copolymers in any desired composition, by adjusting molar ratio of nitrous acid.