ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

POLYACRYLAMIDE BASED HYDROGELS: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATIONS

Abstract

Author(s): Alka Tangri

Hydrogels are polymeric networks those imbibe large quantity of water without dissolving themselves. Hydrogels contain water solubility groups such as OH, -COOH, -NH2, -CONH2, and-SO3H.Polyacrylamide hydrogel is widely used in ophthalmic operations, drug treatment, food packaging products, and water purification.This review describes the various methods of synthesis of polyacrylamide based hydrogel; characterization of polyacrylamide based hydrogel by D.S.C ,S.E.M, I.R;various properties of polyacrylamide based hydrogels like swelling, mechanical, rheological; and various application of polyacrylamide based hydrogel in drug delivery, heavy metal removal, medical fields and agricultural fields

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