Swelling Equilibria and Procion Blue HERD Dye Adsorption Studies of 3,4-Epoxycyclohexylmethyl-3 ',4 '-epoxycyclohexanecarboxylate-Based Polymeric Gels Prepared by Photoinitiated Cationic Polymerization

Sahin E., Degirmeci M., Semdinoglu F., Genli N.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.25, no.14, pp.7793-7797, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.14233/ajchem.2013.14610
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7793-7797
  • Keywords: Swelling, Dye adsorption, Photoinitiated cationic homopolymerization, Copolymerization, SORPTION, HYDROGELS, REMOVAL
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, superswelling behaviour of two different cross-linked polymer of 3,4-epoxycyclohexylmethyl-3',4'-epoxycyclohexane-carboxylate (EEC) monomer was investigated. The cross-linked polymer of EEC i.e., (PEEC) and EEC with cyclohexene end-functional polystyrene macromonomer (PEEC-co-PSt) were prepared by photoinitiated cationic polymerization using diphenyliodonium salt (PhI2+). The per cent swelling, equilibrium swelling, initial rate of swelling, swelling rate of constant and diffusion constant values were evaluated for PEEC and PEEC-co-PSt gel systems in dimethyl sulfoxide. PEEC and PEEC-co-PSt gels were swollen in the range 878-999% in DMSO. The adsorption of procion blue HERD dye onto PEEC and PEEC-co-PSt in DMSO solution was investigated. The equilibrium adsorption data on reactive dye on PEEC and PEEC-co-PSt were analyzed by Langmuir and Freundlich models. The maximum adsorption capacity (q(m)) has been found to be 556 mg/g for PEEC and 714 mg/g for PEEC-co-PSt gels.