Yumiko Hirashima

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In this paper, the formation and destruction of hydrogen bonds in gels and in aqueous solutions of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPA) and sodium acrylate (SA) were studied using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy with attenuated total reflection (ATR). Aqueous solutions of NIPA and SA monomers with different pHs were prepared, and the ATR-FTIR spectra(More)
The cylindrical poly(sodium acrylate) gel (SA gel) was synthesized in the glass capillary using aluminum ions as the crosslinker. The swelling ratio of the gel was measured after the repeated exchange of solvent (distilled deionized water, about pH 5.8). The gel exhibited two relaxation processes; at first the gel swells rapidly as exchange of water (the(More)
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