Analysis, characterization and some properties of polyacrylamide-Ni(II) complexes

Sowwan, Mukhles
Makharza, Sami
Sultan, Wadie
ghabboun, Jamal
Abu Teir, Musa
Dweik, Hasan
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The complexation of polyarylamide (PAam) with Ni(II) metal ions at different concentrations was investigated. The metal complexes were characterized by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-visible, differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and atomic force microscope (AFM). FTIR spectroscopy was used to study the characteristic shifts of the absorbance bands of C=O and N-H2. UV-visible spectroscopy was used to follow the complex formation of PAam-Ni(II) and showed the appearance of a new band that was absent both in PAam and Ni(II) salt solutions. Thermal parameters, such as the glass transition temperature (Tg) and the melting point (Tm) of the polymer-metal complex have been measured by DSC. The variation of Tg and Tm with different Ni(II) concentrations was attributed to the complexation of the native polymer during the increasing of Ni(II) concentration. AFM was used to study the surface morphology of PAam films and its complexation with Ni(II) at different concentrations. The root mean square roughness increased as the Ni(II) concentration increases.
Polyacrylamide, polymer metal complex, thermal properties, surface roughness, AFM