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    • Keywords


      Hydrogel; hectorite; nanocomposite; microemulsion polymerization.

    • Abstract


      A novel hectorite/poly(AM/IA)nanocomposite hydrogel was synthesized by inverse microemulsion polymerization. The influence of hectorite amount on water absorbency rate, gel strength and shearresistance was investigated. Dynamic viscoelasticity behaviour of the nanocomposite hydrogels was also studied. The nanocomposite hydrogels showed suitable water absorbency and shear-resistance, high gel strength, solid-like behaviour in the whole oscillation frequency region and enhanced viscoelastic behaviours under high stress. TEM indicated that the as-synthesized hydrogel particles were regular and spherical in shape with an average particle size of 43 nm in the range of 30-65 nm.

    • Author Affiliations


      Lan Wang1 Wenzhong Cheng1 Tao Wan1 2 Ziwen Hu1 Min Xu1 Ruixiang Li1 Chuzhang Zou1

      1. Mineral Resources Chemistry Key Laboratory of Sichuan Higher Education Institutions, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, China
      2. State Key Lab of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, China
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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