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ApplicationNo. 596180 filed on 10/12/1990
US Classes:526/240, From metal containing monomer526/287From monomer containing three or more oxygen atoms bonded to a single sulfur atom, e.g., sulfonate, etc.
ExaminersPrimary: Henderson, Christopher
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassC08F 228/02
AbstractThe present invention provides crosslinked ampholytic copolymers that are highly absorbent to aqueous electrolyte solutions. The polymers of the present invention comprise polymers formed by the copolymerization of an effective amount of each of the following components to produce a polymer which is highly absorbent to aqueous electrolyte solutions:(a) an ampholytic ion pair monomer comprising(i) the ammonium cation 2-methacryloyloxyethyldimethylammonium and(ii) a sulfonate anion selected from the group consisting of 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonate, 2-methacryloyloxyethane sulfonate, vinyl sulfonate, styrene sulfonate and any combination of two or more thereof;(b) at least one comonomer selected from the group consisting of acrylamide, methacrylamide, acrylonitrile, acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, alkali salts of acrylic acid, alkali salts of methacrylic acid, 2-methacryloyloxyethyldimethylamine, 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid, alkali salts of 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid, 2-methacryloyloyloxyethane sulfonic acid, alkali salts of 2-methacryloyloxyethane sulfonic acid, N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone and any combination of two or more thereof; and(c) at least one crosslinking agent which has at least two polymerizable olefinic functionalities wherein the olefinic functionalities are suitable for crosslinking.The invention also provides a method of using the polymers of the present invention for absorbing an aqueous electrolyte solution comprising the step of contacting the polymers of the present invention with the aqueous electrolyte solution.