Year 2016, Volume 3 , Issue 3, Pages 607 - 622 2017-01-08

HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE BASED NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGELS WITH TUNABLE PORE ARCHITECTURE

Erhan Bat [1]


Hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) based hydrogels have found increasing number of applications in areas such as chromatographic separations, controlled drug release, biosensing, and membrane separations. In all these applications, the pore size and pore interconnectivity are crucial for successful application of these materials as they determine the rate of diffusion through the matrix. 2-Hydroxyethyl methacrylate is a water soluble monomer but its polymer, polyHEMA, is not soluble in water. Therefore, during polymerization of HEMA in aqueous media, a porous structure is obtained as a result of phase separation. Pore size and interconnectivity in these hydrogels is a function of several variables such as monomer concentration, cross-linker concentration, temperature etc. In this study, we investigated the effect of monomer concentration, graphene oxide addition or clay addition on hydrogel pore size, pore interconnectivity, water uptake, and thermal properties. PolyHEMA hydrogels have been prepared by redox initiated free radical polymerization of the monomer using ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as a cross-linker. As a nanofiller, a synthetic hectorite Laponite® XLG and graphene oxide were used. Graphene oxide was prepared by the Tour Method. Pore morphology of the pristine HEMA based hydrogels and nanocomposite hydrogels were studied by scanning electron microscopy. The formed hydrogels were found to be highly elastic and flexible. A dramatic change in the pore structure and size was observed in the range between 22 to 24 wt/vol monomer at 0.5 % of cross-linker. In this range, the hydrogel morphology changes from typical cauliflower architecture to continuous hydrogel with dispersed water droplets forming the pores where the pores are submicron in size and show an interconnected structure. Such controlled pore structure is highly important when these hydrogels are used for solute diffusion or when there’s flow through monolithic hydrogels. These robust hydrogels may be useful in separation and biomedical applications.
hydrogels, hydroxyethyl methacrylate, porous polymers, nanocomposites
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Author: Erhan Bat

Dates

Application Date : September 1, 2016
Acceptance Date : November 18, 2019
Publication Date : January 8, 2017

Bibtex @ { jotcsa287298, journal = {Journal of the Turkish Chemical Society Section A: Chemistry}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-0120}, address = {}, publisher = {Turkish Chemical Society}, year = {2017}, volume = {3}, pages = {607 - 622}, doi = {10.18596/jotcsa.99480}, title = {HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE BASED NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGELS WITH TUNABLE PORE ARCHITECTURE}, key = {cite}, author = {Bat, Erhan} }
APA Bat, E . (2017). HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE BASED NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGELS WITH TUNABLE PORE ARCHITECTURE. Journal of the Turkish Chemical Society Section A: Chemistry , 3 (3) , 607-622 . DOI: 10.18596/jotcsa.99480
MLA Bat, E . "HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE BASED NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGELS WITH TUNABLE PORE ARCHITECTURE". Journal of the Turkish Chemical Society Section A: Chemistry 3 (2017 ): 607-622 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jotcsa/issue/27290/287298>
Chicago Bat, E . "HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE BASED NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGELS WITH TUNABLE PORE ARCHITECTURE". Journal of the Turkish Chemical Society Section A: Chemistry 3 (2017 ): 607-622
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ISNAD Bat, Erhan . "HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE BASED NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGELS WITH TUNABLE PORE ARCHITECTURE". Journal of the Turkish Chemical Society Section A: Chemistry 3 / 3 (January 2017): 607-622 . https://doi.org/10.18596/jotcsa.99480
AMA Bat E . HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE BASED NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGELS WITH TUNABLE PORE ARCHITECTURE. JOTCSA. 2017; 3(3): 607-622.
Vancouver Bat E . HYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE BASED NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGELS WITH TUNABLE PORE ARCHITECTURE. Journal of the Turkish Chemical Society Section A: Chemistry. 2017; 3(3): 622-607.