Swelling studies in electrochemically prepared acrylamide/N,N′ methylene bisacrylamide gels



Acrylamide/N,N′ methylene bisacrylamide gels were prepared at different voltages electrochemically. The dependence of the swelling properties on the preparation voltage was investigated. A set of gel samples was swollen as prepared and another set was swollen after being dried to constant weight. Swelling versus time curves were all in stretched exponential form, rather than pure exponential form, indicating that the gels are of heterogeneous nature. Maximum swelling increased with the preparation voltage in both gel types. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 101: 1398–1401, 2006