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Polyelectrolyte Coacervate Composites

Title: Polyelectrolyte Coacervate Composites.
Name(s): Schlenoff, Philip, author
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Polyelectrolyte complex coacervates change their characteristics when mixed with aggregates. These aggregates can be inert, like sand, or react on interaction with material in the polymer complex. Poly(styrenesulfonate) and poly(diallyldimethylammonium) complex coacervate (saloplastic) was mixed with both sand and cement systems and their physical and mechanical properties characterized to investigate potential as a construction and repair material. Compressive strength, rheology, packing, and hardening of the coacervate and sand mixture shows potential as a replacement for current driveway-repair products. The same studies of coacervate with sand and cement unveiled a superplasticizing property of saloplastic, and an ability to allow concrete to be cured underwater. Air curing the cement/saloplastic mixture produced a material with a compressive strength more than double that of normal concrete.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0525 (IID)
Keywords: polymer, coacervates, saloplastic, concrete, admixture, polyelectrolyte, cement
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 23, 2015.
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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