Synthesis and characterization of a water-soluble sulfonates copolymer of acrylamide and N-allylbenzamide as enhanced oil recovery chemical

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  • Zhongbin Ye,

    1. State Key Lab of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, People's Republic of China
    2. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, People's Republic of China
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  • Guangjun Gou,

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, People's Republic of China
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  • Shaohua Gou,

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    1. State Key Lab of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, People's Republic of China
    2. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, People's Republic of China
    • State Key Lab of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, People's Republic of China
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  • Wenchao Jiang,

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, People's Republic of China
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  • Tongyi Liu

    1. State Key Lab of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, People's Republic of China
    2. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

A novel water-soluble polymer was prepared by copolymerization and sulfomethylation using acrylamide (AM) and N-allylbenzamide (NABI) as raw materials under mild conditions. The effects of ratio of AM to NABI, initiator concentration, reaction temperature, pH, and monomer concentration on the copolymerization were studied. The sulfonates copolymer was characterized by infrared (IR) spectroscopy, 1H NMR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and atomic force microscopy (AFM). It was found that the sulfonates copolymer could achieve up to 25%, 30% retention rate of the viscosity at a high temperature (120°C) and a vigorous shear condition (1000 s−1). It was also found that the sulfonates copolymer had moderate salt tolerance (NaCl, CaCl2, and MgCl2·6H2O) and its viscosity could be restored to the original value when the shear rate changed from 170 to 510 s−1 and 510 to 170 s−1. At last, the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) of the sulfonates copolymer was tested by core flood, and with up to 10.6% EOR was afforded in presence of 5000 mg/L NaCl brine at 60°C. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2013

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