Preparation and Swelling Properties of Zeolite-Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-acrylic acid) Hydrogel Composites
F. Akti and F. Boran
Hitit University, Chemical Engineering Department, Corum, Turkey
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Zeolite-Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA)-co-acrylic acid (AA)) hydrogel composite materials were synthesized by in situ free radical addition polymerization technique. The swelling values obtained highly for the hydrogel are synthesized at HEMA/AA monomer ratio value of 80/20. The hydrogel composites synthesized with zeolite having -90 μ m particle size and 20 wt% amount showed the highest swelling degree. Zeolite adding to the hydrogel structure increased the swelling values of hydrogel. Synthesized samples were characterized using a Fourier transform: infrared spectrometer technique.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.147
PACS numbers: 81.05.Qk, 82.35.Lr