Electrokinetic and surface properties of some methacrylate-based copolymers
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Afyon Kocatepe University
Bahri Ersoy   

Afyon Kocatepe University
Publication date: 2022-07-18
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2022;58(5):152162
In this study, some electrokinetic and surface properties of MBAOM-GMA copolymers synthesized from 2-[(methoxy-1,3-benzothiazole-2-yl) amino]-2oxoethyl methacrylate (MBAOM) and glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) monomers were investigated. Accordingly, (i) pH-dependent zeta (ζ) potential changes of the copolymers were investigated under a constant ionic strength (in 1.10-3 mol/dm3 NaCl) and the corresponding isoelectric points (iep) were determined, (ii) zeta potential changes depending on the salt concentration in the presence of mono-, di- and tri-valent metal salts were examined, (iii) contact angles (θ) of the copolymers with water were measured and their wetting behavior was assessed, and (iv) surface free energies (SFE) of the copolymers were determined by Acid-Base approach using Van Oss-Chaudhury-Good method. The compositions of the copolymers were 77% MBAOM - 23% GMA, 45% MBAOM - 55% GMA, and 19% MBAOM - 81% GMA. FeCl3, CaCl2, and KCl salts were used for the salt solutions for the zeta potential measurements. As a result, (i) it was determined that the chemical structure of methacrylate copolymers showed a decisive effect on both electrokinetic and surface properties, (ii) the hydrophobic character of copolymer increased with the increase of the GMA ratio, and correspondingly, the SFE decreased, and (iii) the iep of the copolymers varied between pH 3.1-3.7 depending on composition.