POLYMER BULLETIN, vol.47, no.1, pp.71-79, 2001 (SCI-Expanded)
Poly(hydroxamic acid) (PHA) hydrogels from crosslinked poly(acrylamide) (PAAm) hydrogels, containing different type crosslinkers such as such as N, N'-methylene bisacrylamide (N) and ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (E). The effect of crosslinkers on some physical properties was investigated. The structure of hydrogels was characterized spectroscopically and thermally. The swelling parameters of PHA in distilled water, such as percent equilibrium swelling (S-eq%), initial swelling rate (r(o)), maximum equilibrium swelling (S-max), diffusional. exponent (n), network parameter (k) and diffusion coefficient (D) were calculated. It has been found that the ionogenity of PHA and the structure of the used crosslinkers during the synthesis have been effective on the swelling behaviour of the hydrogels.