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The influence on paper strength properties when building multilayers of weak polyelectrolytes onto wood fibres

Eriksson, Malin; Notley, Shannon; Wagberg, Lars


Polyallylamine hydrochloride (PAH) and polyacrylic acid (PAA) have been used to build up polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEM) on wood fibres and on silicon oxide surfaces, under various pH conditions. Consecutive adsorption onto silicon oxide surfaces of PAH and PAA were studied using stagnation point adsorption reflectometry, and the results showed a steady build-up of multilayers. Furthermore, by altering pH, the build-up of the multilayer could be made either linear or exponential in terms of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2005.05.058


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