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Mineral plastic hydrogels from the cross-linking of polyacrylic acid and alkaline earth or transition metal ions

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Used polymer materials generate huge environmental problems nowadays. A new solution was recently provided by a physically cross-linked polyacrylic acid-based mineral plastic hydrogel, which is resistant in the anhydrous state and easily recyclable. Here we report that substituting the cross-linker by various cations and controlling the metal content can provide promising materials with analogous properties.

Graphical abstract: Mineral plastic hydrogels from the cross-linking of polyacrylic acid and alkaline earth or transition metal ions

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The article was received on 12 Nov 2018, accepted on 11 Mar 2019 and first published on 19 Mar 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08986H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article

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    Mineral plastic hydrogels from the cross-linking of polyacrylic acid and alkaline earth or transition metal ions

    D. J. Schupp, X. Zhang, S. Sun and H. Cölfen, Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08986H

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