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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 14, Number 1
BKCSDE 14(1)
January 20, 1993 

 
Title
The Gelation Studies of N-Methylolated PAAms in Aqueous Media
Author
Cheon-Koog Kim, Jeong-In Sohn*
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Abstract
The gelation phenomena of N-methylolated PAAm (M-PAAm) in aqueous media was studied. The critical gelation concentration (CGC) was very close to the calculated C* of the scaling theory. But the CGC of lower MW M-PAAm deviated from C* due to contamination of small molecules. We propose that the CGC is the close packing configuration of polymer molecules in solution. The experimental results of the gelation of M-PAAm/PAAm mixture proved that the close packing configuration is essential to make a gel. We calculated the minimum quantity of M-PAAm to make M-PAAm/PAAm mixture a gel by using the close packing configuration. We used a lattice model.
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