We investigated the physico-mechanical properties of mortar mixed with copolymers based on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate (2-EHA) and synthesized by grafting using ammonium persulfate (APS) as an initiator. Increasing the amount of 2-EHA in the copolymer from 4% to 8% reduced the water/cement (W/C) ratio, the initial and final setting times, and the water absorption of mortar, while it increased its compressive strength.
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- Management of Technology and Innovation
- Strategy and Management
Bekbayeva, L., Negim, E-S., Gulzhakhan, Y., & Ganjian, E. (2020). Utilization of Poly(Polyvinyl Alcohol-g-2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate) as Admixture for Mortar. International Journal of Technology (IJTech), 11(2), 259-268. . https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v11i2.3927