Development, characterization, swelling, and network parameters of amino acid grafted guar gum based pH responsive polymeric hydrogels

This study includes the synthesis of graft copolymer (GG-g-PAPA) from N-Acryloyl-L-phenylalanine (APA) and guar gum through free radical polymerization. Then, the novel pH sensitive GG-g-PAPA-cl-(PHEA-co-PAMPS) [GGAH] polymeric hydrogels were synthesized by employing free radical cross-linking polymerization using graft copolymer, 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid (AMPS), and 2-hydroxy ethyl acrylate (HEA). The GGAH hydrogels were characterized using FTIR and SEM. Swelling studies of GGAH hydrogels were performed in distilled water, pH 1.2, and pH 7.4 solutions. The network and swelling kinetic parameters of GGAH hydrogels are also calculated.