Behaviour of gels based on (hydroxypropyl) cellulose methacrylate

E. Marsano, S. Gagliardi, F. Ghioni, E. Bianchi

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    A new class of gels obtained from aqueous solutions of hydroxypropylcellulose partially esterified with methacryloylchloride was prepared by UV crosslinking. Measurements of swelling degree and the elastic properties of samples having different esterification degree were treated according to the theory developed for semirigid chains: the values of the ? (number of elastically active chains) and ? (polymer-solvent interaction parameter) were calculated and used to interpret some experimental behaviours. Moreover, thermosensitive response was evidenced and related to the trend of the enthalpic and entropic components of ? as functions of temperature.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7691-7698
    Number of pages8
    Issue number21
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000


    • (Hydroxypropyl) cellulose methacrylate
    • Gel behaviour
    • Thermosensitive response


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