New nonionic polymeric hydrogels via graft copolymerization

Kevin Belfield, Guillermina Garcia

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A new class of nonionic superabsorbant hydrogels based on the graft copolymerization of cellulose derivatives or poly(vinyl alcohol) with poly (ether urethane-urea) polymers has been developed. This new class of hydrogels exhibit a wide array of swelling behaviors under conditions of physiological and commercial importance. Graft copolymers prepared from TPHU and HPMC display very large swelling under a variety of conditions, both in terms of % weight and % volume increase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-384
Number of pages2
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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