Determination of average molecular weight between cross-links (M c ) of itaconic acid-containing poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) and maleic acidcontaining poly(acrylamide) hydrogels sensitive to pH changes of the swelling medium was investigated. Poly-electrolyte hydrogels with varying compositions were prepared in the form of rods from ternary mixtures of N-vinyl 2-pyrrolidone/itaconic acid/water and acrylamide/ maleic acid/water. Gelation was achieved by irradiating the system with g rays at ambient temperature. The equation modified by the authors recently for the determination of M c is observed to describe very well the swelling behaviour of charged polymeric networks. In addition to the evaluation of M c from swelling data, the same equation also provides the simultaneous measurement of polymer–solvent interaction parameter of the systems investigated.
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Determination of average molecular weight between cross-links (M c ) from swelling behaviours of diprotic acid-containing hydrogels / Murat Şen, Arzu Yakar, Olgun Güven // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 2969–2974.