In this study, the feasibility of frontal polymerization (FP) as an alternative and convenient technique for the preparation of semi-interpenetrating polymer networks made of methyl cellulose (MC) and cross-linked polyacrylamide (PAAm) is demonstrated. FP was performed in water and glycerol, as largely available, nontoxic solvents. Although FP occurred in both media, differences were found by comparing the samples made in the two solvents. In particular, those prepared in water are characterized by larger inhomogeneity and less reproducibility, thus accounting for the boiling effects that influence propagating polymerization fronts when water was used. The effects of the ratio among MC and PAAm, the amount of cross-linker and solvent medium were studied in terms of influence on temperature and velocity of FP fronts, glass transition temperature (dried samples), swelling behavior, dynamic-mechanical properties (gels swollen in both water or glycerol), and tensile behavior. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016, 55, 1268–1274.

Semi-interpenetrating polymer networks of methyl cellulose and polyacrylamide prepared by frontal polymerization / Rassu, Mariella; Alzari, Valeria; Nuvoli, Daniele; Nuvoli, Luca; Sanna, Davide; Sanna, Vanna Annunziata; Malucelli, Giulio; Mariani, Alberto. - In: JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE. PART A, POLYMER CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0887-624X. - 55:7(2017), pp. 1268-1274. [10.1002/pola.28498]

Semi-interpenetrating polymer networks of methyl cellulose and polyacrylamide prepared by frontal polymerization

RASSU, Mariella;ALZARI, Valeria;NUVOLI, Daniele;NUVOLI, Luca;SANNA, Davide;SANNA, Vanna Annunziata;MARIANI, Alberto
2017

Abstract

In this study, the feasibility of frontal polymerization (FP) as an alternative and convenient technique for the preparation of semi-interpenetrating polymer networks made of methyl cellulose (MC) and cross-linked polyacrylamide (PAAm) is demonstrated. FP was performed in water and glycerol, as largely available, nontoxic solvents. Although FP occurred in both media, differences were found by comparing the samples made in the two solvents. In particular, those prepared in water are characterized by larger inhomogeneity and less reproducibility, thus accounting for the boiling effects that influence propagating polymerization fronts when water was used. The effects of the ratio among MC and PAAm, the amount of cross-linker and solvent medium were studied in terms of influence on temperature and velocity of FP fronts, glass transition temperature (dried samples), swelling behavior, dynamic-mechanical properties (gels swollen in both water or glycerol), and tensile behavior. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016, 55, 1268–1274.
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