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  • n. Any polymer of acrylic acid or its esters or salts
  • n. Any salt or ester of polyacrylic acid


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  • How about the fact that the liners in disposable diapers still contain sodium polyacrylate, the same substance that was removed from tampons over twenty years ago!

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  • Conventional disposable diapers are made of bleached paper fibers, sodium polyacrylate absorbent gels, plastics and other materials I don't want next to my baby's skin.

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  • The aim of the funded young researcher is to assess how and how much the twofold confinement - steric and electrostatic - alters the dynamics of small ions and polyelectrolytes of various lengths (e.g. polyacrylate, polymaleate).

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  • The researchers 'mud is made of 100 grams of water, a few grams of clay, a thickening agent called sodium polyacrylate, and an organic molecular glue that holds the whole thing together.

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  • Lofty goals, but strengthening the mud is apparently as easy as increasing the quantities of water, clay, sodium polyacrylate and glue.

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  • To prevent the disks from clumping, the team added a bit of sodium polyacrylate, which disperses the disks by wrapping around the positively charged edges.

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  • Takuzo Aida and his team mixed a few grams of clay with 100 grams of water in the presence of tiny quantities of a thickening agent called sodium polyacrylate and an organic "molecular glue".

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  • Where sodium polyacrylate serves as the thickening agent, the molecular glue provides the non-oil-based plastic with elasticity.

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  • Instead, they mixed water with a tiny amount of clay, a dendritic organic binding agent ( "glue") and a polyacrylate salt.


  • The polyacrylate causes the clay to disperse into thin Clay NanoSheets (CNSs) which then provide structural strength as they are bound up by non-covalent forces acting between the ingredients in the resulting gel.



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