REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS, vol.69, no.9, pp.660-665, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS
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Cationic hydrogel, Super absorbent, Crosslinking, Polyelectrolyte, Poly(DADMAC), VOLUME PHASE-TRANSITION, SUPERABSORBENT POLYMERS, SWELLING BEHAVIOR, HYDROGELS, GELS, CYCLOPOLYMERIZATION, PERFORMANCE, COPOLYMERS, EQUILIBRIA, RADIATION
Loosely crosslinked cationic polyelectrolytes (polyquats) with super-water-sorption abilities are presented, for the first time. Hydrogels obtained by radically initiated copolymerization of N,N-diallyl, N,N-dimethyl ammonium chloride (DADMAC) with N-vinyl 2-pyrrolidone (NVP) in presence of N,N,N',N'-tetraallyl piperazinium dichloride (TAP) as crosslinker showed reasonably high equilibrium swelling ratios, as high as those for poly(acrylic acid)-based super absorbents.