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Acrylates

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Cyanoacrylates Acrylic Elastomer Paint Formulations Acrylic Fiber Acrylic Inks Sodium Polyacrylate Acrylate Resin Acrylic Glass Styrene-Acrylate Hybrid Adhesives Based Urethane-Acrylates Grafting of Acrylate Acrylate Cement

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Acrylates are a family of hydrophilic polymers; this is what it called a polyelectrolyte. That is to say, each repeat unit has an ionizable group. In this case, in water they easily absorb many times their own weight. Polymers that do this are called superabsorbers. Acrylates are made from vinyl monomers. Some acrylates have an extra methyl groups attached to the alpha carbon or directly attached to the carbonyl carbon formed ester groups. Acrylic elastomer is a general term for a type of synthetic rubber whose main component is acrylic acid alkylester (ethyl or butyl ester). Acrylic elastomer has characteristics of heat and oil resistance. Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry, it also less a stain on clothes than oil paint. Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibers made from a polymer (polyacrylonitrile) with an average molecular weight of ~100,000, about 1900 monomer units. For a fiber to be called "acrylic" in the US, the polymer must contain at least 85% acrylonitrile monomer. It is manufactured as a filament, then cut into short staple lengths similar to wool hairs, and spun into yarn. Acrylic fiber is lightweight, soft, and warm, with a wool-like feel. Adhesive acrylate used in pressure-sensitive tapes, labels, glue dots, note pads, automobile trim, and a wide variety of other products. 

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Mohamed Mohamady Ghobashy

Dr. Mohamed Mohamady Ghobashy is currently employed as lecturer in nanotechnology and hydrogel Lab. Radiation Research of Polymer department - National Center for Radiation Research and Technology (NCRRT) - Atomic Energy Authority (AEA), Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt. He also manages the analytical Laboratory in Ain Shams University, Faculty of engineering. Dr. Ghobashy began his career on the design and application of new polymeric materials in all areas of applications, in particular adsorption science. He is also interested in the development of smart hydrogel systems by chemical modification for applications including agriculture proposal, and biomedical application. Application of radiation chemistry for synthesis of polymer and hydrogel with a wide range biomedical application. Further Research interests are focused on examination of swelling behaviour of another kind of polymeric material likes (Organogel, fabric polymer and grafted films for different applications like self-cleaning and self-healing hydrogel. Design and preparation of conducting conjugated polymer.

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