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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    Open Access journal. International Journal of Technology is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs 4.0 (CC BY - NC - ND).


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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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