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Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Polyacrylamide Fluorinated-Chitosan Hydrogel Membranes

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Juhaina Bandak †* Julian Nissan
» doi: 10.31838/ecb/2023.12.3.084


A large range of synthetic/semisynthetic membrane materials today, including polymers, ceramics, metals, composites, and others, are accessible for various uses. The goal of this study was to fabricate polyacrylamide (PAAm) composite membranes incorporating internally linked cylindrical pores of fluorinated chitosan (F-chitosan) that would achieve high water flux, increased hydrophobicity, and adequate dimensional stability. Fluorination of chitosan was initially conducted, followed by the preparation of varying mass ratios of PAAm to F-chitosan membranes involving 0, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 75% F-chitosan hydrogels.

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