Modeling of the Production of Hydrogels from Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate and (Di)Ethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate in the Presence of RAFT Agents
Lizeth Espinosa-Pérez, Julio César Hernández-Ortiz, Porfirio López-Domínguez, Gabriel Jaramillo-Soto, Eduardo Vivaldo-Lima, Patricia Pérez-Salinas, Alberto Rosas-Aburto, Angel Licea-Claverie, Humberto Vázquez-Torres and Maria Josefa Bernad-Bernad
Article first published online: 13 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201300191
The growth of hydrogels from HEMA and EGDMA (or DEGDMA) with controlled structures is studied with the aid of a comprehensive mathematical model previously developed by us. Bulk and solution copolymerizations are addressed and the bulk situation is used to approximate the behavior of a RAFT dispersion copolymerization of HEMA/EGDMA in scCO2.