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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 913987, 7 pages
Research Article

Effect of Grafted Hydroquinone on the Acid-Base Properties of Poly(acrylic acid) in the Presence of Copper (II)

1Laboratoire de Chimie-Physique Moléculaire et Macromoléculaire, Département de Chimie Industrielle, Faculté des Sciences de L’Ingénieur, Université Saâd Dahlab de Blida, BP 270, route de Soumâa, 09000 Blida, Algeria
2Institut de Chimie et Procédés pour l’Energie, l’Environnement et la Santé (ICPEES), UMR 7515 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, 25 rue Becquerel, 67087 Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
3Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC), UMR 7178 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, 25 rue Becquerel, 67087 Strasbourg Cedex 2, France

Received 25 November 2014; Revised 1 March 2015; Accepted 9 March 2015

Academic Editor: Nurettin Sahiner

Copyright © 2015 Nabila Bensacia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Potentiometric titration of poly(acrylic acid) and hydroquinone-functionalized poly(acrylic acid) was conducted in the presence of copper (II). The effects of hydroquinone functionalizing and copper (II) complexing on the potentiometric titration of poly(acrylic acid) were studied in an ionic environment and in its absence. Henderson-Hasselbalch equation was applied to assess its validity for this titration. Coordination number and the stability constants of the copper- (II-)complexed polymers were determined, and results showed the formation of mostly monodentate and bidentate copper- (II-)polymer complexes.