Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
The temperature dependence of the reaction between some metal oxides and an aqueous solution of polyacrylic acid was investigated using the infrared measurements. The obtained data indicated that the divalent metal oxides MgO, ZnO, and PbO react rapidly with the polyacrylic acid forming carboxylate salts. The bonding between the acid groups and these metals is purely ionic in character. The reactivity between these metals and the carboxylic acid is inversely proportional to the radius of metal ions. The reaction of Bi2O3, Cr2O3, and TL2O3 is far from complete. However, SiO2 reacts slowly with polyacrylic acid at 0°C only. The results provided strong evidences that the rate of reaction between some metal oxides and polyacrylic acid depends on the temperature of reaction, This rate of reaction is enhanced as the temperature is lowered.
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