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jr0d45

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Glacial acrylic acid
« on: April 05, 2019, 07:59:54 AM »
Is there a green substitute out there for Glacial Acrylic Acid? I am using it for a gel mixture, but have been tasked by my company to find less harmful solution.

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Re: Glacial acrylic acid
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 09:29:09 AM »
What properties of the gel do you need?
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Re: Glacial acrylic acid
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 10:39:00 AM »
It makes up a part of the polymer backbone

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Re: Glacial acrylic acid
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 05:39:53 PM »
I will also add that it helps with the tackiness of the gel

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Re: Glacial acrylic acid
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 10:02:56 AM »
Not sure about the glacial part of your title... That usually refers to acetic acid. Polyacrylic acid is pretty freaking good at doing what it's made for, absorbing 100x it's weight in water.

Can you give us more data?
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Re: Glacial acrylic acid
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 03:24:21 PM »
Not sure about the glacial part of your title... That usually refers to acetic acid.

No, glacial is commonly used for both and refers to the 100% version rather than the other common strength of 80%.

Polyacrylic acid is pretty freaking good at doing what it's made for, absorbing 100x it's weight in water.

This is only partly true; high molecular weigh cross-linked polyacrylic acid is a superabsorbant but low molecular weight straight chain polyacrylic acids are used as dispersants.

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Re: Glacial acrylic acid
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 12:28:52 PM »
So what do you think is there a solution to my problem, or am I stuck with the Glacial Acrylic Acid?

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Re: Glacial acrylic acid
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 02:10:12 PM »
Look up green superabsorbant polymers

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