Synthesis of Polycarboxylate Superplasticizer: Influence of Temperature of Polymerization

  • Maryam MohammadiEmail author
  • Alireza Redaei
  • Mohammad Ali Karimizarchi
  • Mohammad Ali Mohammad Mirzaei
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In this study, Polycarboxylate (PC) superplasticizers based on acrylic acid (AA) were synthesized via free-radical copolymerization with an ethylene glycol monomer and characterized. The temperature of polymerization (ranging from 50 °C to 70 °C) appeared to be the key operating factor governing the chemical structure of the superplasticizers. The chemical structures of the products were analyzed by gel permeation chromatography, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance. The results showed that the PCs synthesized at different polymerization temperature have similar functional groups but the temperature has affected on the molecular weight (MWs) and MW distribution. By increasing of temperature of polymerization the MW of PC has increased.


Polycarboxylate Superplasticizer Acrylic acid Polymerization temperature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maryam Mohammadi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alireza Redaei
    • 1
  • Mohammad Ali Karimizarchi
    • 2
  • Mohammad Ali Mohammad Mirzaei
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Polymer EngineeringYazd UniversityYazdIran
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, College of ScienceYazd UniversityYazdIran

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