Poly(HEMA-co-AA) microparticles for removal of aluminum: The reason for Alzheimer's
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CitationYüce, M., Bilgin, E., Köse, K., Kadir, E., Köse, D. A. (2017). Poly(HEMA-co-AA) microparticles for removal of aluminum: The reason for Alzheimer's. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 54(3), 145-150.
Aluminum is one of the most toxic metals causing a variety of neurologic diseases, especially Alzheimer's disease. It is impossible to avoid contact with aluminum because of its existence in food to medications. Therefore, removal of aluminum from the blood or wastewater is urgently important. The cost-effective and easy-to-prepare adsorbents are needed to get efficient aluminum removal. For that purpose, the poly(2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate-co-acrylic acid), poly(HEMA-co-AA), microparticles was synthesized to remove aluminum in a very short interaction time. The achievement of the desired polymeric structure was confirmed via Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM), etc. Additionally, particle features such as swelling ratio, size, and surface area were determined. The microparticles synthesized in this study have been determined with very good adsorption capacity even in small aluminum concentrations.