Preparation of hydrogels by photopolymerization of acrylates in the presence of Type I and one-component Type II photoinitiators


Karaca N., Temel G., Balta D. , AYDIN M. , ARSU N.

JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY, vol.209, no.1, pp.1-6, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 209 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2009.09.017
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6
  • Keywords: Free radical polymerization, Hydrogel, Photo polymerization, Type II photoinitiator, FREE-RADICAL POLYMERIZATION, ACID, SYSTEMS

Abstract

Hydrogels were prepared by photoinduced polymerization of poly(ethylene glycol)monoacrylate (PEGMA) and poly(ethylene glycol)diacrylate (n=200 and 700) (PEGDA) with Type 1, 1-[4-(2hydroxyethoxy)-phenyl]-2-hydroxy-2-methyl-1-propane-1-one (1-2959) and one-component Type 11 initiators: (9-oxo-9H-thioxanthen-2-yloxy)-acetic acid (TXOCH2COOH) and (9-oxo-9H-thioxanthen-2yloxy)-sodium acetate (TXOCH2COO-Na+). The swelling properties of hydrogels were investigated and observed to be excellent. Smooth morphology and no phase separation were observed from SEM micrographs of the hydrogels. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.