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Title: Synthesis and characterization of temperature sensitive P-NIPAM macro/micro hydrogels
Authors: JagadeeshBabu, P.E.
Suresh, Kumar, R.
Maheswari, B.
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2011, Vol.384, 43891, pp.466-472
Abstract: A thermo responsive macro porous poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogel was synthesized using free radical polymerization. The reaction was optimized by varying the reaction temperature, monomer, cross-linker and initiator based on the strength and swelling characteristics of the hydrogel. The morphology of the macro hydrogel was observed using scanning electron microscope (SEM). The swelling behavior of the macro hydrogel was performed gravimetrically and found that the gel synthesized at 36 C had maximum deswelling ratio of 34.5 (-). These optimized values were further used to synthesis micro hydrogels using water-oil (w/o) emulsion technique. The morphology of the micro hydrogels were observed through SEM. Effect of water-oil ratio and stirrer speed on the mean particle size of the micro hydrogels were studied. Micro hydrogels synthesized at 1:1.5. w/o ratio and at 800. rpm had perfect spherical shape and had least particle mean diameter of 0.74 ?m, with SD of 0.5. Dye release kinetics with respect to temperature and time were studied using methylene blue solution. The release kinetic studies of micro hydrogel showed higher sustained release for 56. h compared to the macro hydrogel. 2011 Elsevier B.V.
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