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The water uptake of poly(tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate)

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dc.contributor.author Riggs, P. D.
dc.contributor.author Braden, M.
dc.contributor.author Tilbrook, D. A.
dc.contributor.author Swai, H.
dc.contributor.author Clarke, R. L.
dc.contributor.author Patel, M. P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-16T07:34:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-16T07:34:39Z
dc.date.issued 1999-03
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/S0142-9612(98)00188-4
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/489
dc.description Research Article published by Elsevier Volume 20, Issue 5, March 1999 en_US
dc.description.abstract Poly(tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate) possesses some unique characteristics with respect to its biocompatibility and behaviour in water. The water uptake is high (>70%) and very slow (over 3 yr), but the material remains rigid throughout the process. The mechanism behind the uptake is in two stages; an initial Fickian stage, then as the matrix approaches saturation (about 3 wt%) a second clustering mechanism takes over. The rate of uptake of the second stage of the uptake is controlled by creep (or stress relaxation), and the chemical potential driving the uptake from clustering of the furfuryl rings of the polymer. If clustering or the creep is prevented (by appropriate co-polymerisation) the polymer behaves in an ideal, Fickian manner. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Water absorption en_US
dc.subject Poly(tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate) en_US
dc.subject Water absorption en_US
dc.title The water uptake of poly(tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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