Control of generation of chlorine dioxide gas using polymer hydrogels containing acetic acid

Dong Han Lee, Ook Lee

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Chlorine dioxide gas has an excellent ability for sterilization and deodorization, and is harmless to humans. However, it is very unstable and explosive as it is highly concentrated, thus its use in the air clean fields has been limited. Therefore, there is need to control chlorine dioxide gas at a low concentration for a long time. Chlorine dioxide gas could be produced slowly and sustainedly since the release of acetic acid from the polymer hydrogels delayed the reaction between acetic acid and sodium chlorite. In addition, as the amount of both acetic acid sodium chlorite loaded within the hydrogel and on the membrane increased, respectively, the generation amount of chlorine dioxide gas increased. The result shows that the use of polymer hydrogels has the potential to control the generation of chlorine dioxide gas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 1



  • Acetic acid
  • Chlorine dioxide gas
  • Generation control
  • Polymer hydrogels
  • Sodium chlorite

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