Utilization of Poly(Polyvinyl Alcohol-g-2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate) as Admixture for Mortar

Lyazzat Bekbayeva, El-Sayed Negim, Yeligbayeva Gulzhakhan, Esmaiel Ganjian

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3927
Pages (from-to)259-268
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Technology (IJTech)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2020

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  • Admixture
  • Cement
  • Copolymer
  • Mortar
  • PVA
  • Workability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management

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