The Compounding and Application Mechanism of Polycarboxylate-Based Superplasticizers in the Self-Compacting Concrete
Polycarboxylate-based superplasticizers are synthesized by radical graft copolymerization reaction, and the products are divided into ester series (PC-1) and ether series (PC-2) on the basis of different big monomers. This article studies on influence of the different composition and dosages of the synthetic superplasticizers in the self-compacting concrete (SCC). The results show that the requirements of SCC workability can be achieved through simple adjustment kinds and dosages of the synthetic superplasticizers under the given mix proportions and the raw materials. And the main mechanism of the polycarboxylate-based superplasticizers is steric hindrance effect.
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
M. M. Gui et al., "The Compounding and Application Mechanism of Polycarboxylate-Based Superplasticizers in the Self-Compacting Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 711-717, 2011