Role of polymer network and gelation kinetics on the mechanical properties and adsorption capacity of chitosan hydrogels for dye removal

  title={Role of polymer network and gelation kinetics on the mechanical properties and adsorption capacity of chitosan hydrogels for dye removal},
  author={M. S. D. Luna and R. Altobelli and Lucia Gioiella and R. Castaldo and Giuseppe Scherillo and G. Filippone},
  journal={Journal of Polymer Science Part B},
Chitosan (CS) hydrogels are receiving growing attention as adsorbents for water purification purposes. The conditions of preparation of this class of materials play a crucial in the determination of their performances; however, this aspect is often neglected in the literature. In this study, we deal with this issue, focusing on the structure-property relationships of CS hydrogels obtained by phase inversion method. We show that the concentration of the starting solution determines the density… Expand

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