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Title: Crilanomer
CAS Registry Number: 37291-07-9
CAS Name: Starch polymer with 2-propenenitrile
Additional Names: Super-Slurper
Trademarks: Clinagel (Schering); Intrasite (Fisch)
Literature References: Hydrolyzed starch-polyacrylonitile graft copolymers capable of absorbing 2000 times their initial weight of liquid. Prepn: L. A. Gugliemelli et al., J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 13, 2007 (1969). Continuous production: Z. Reyes et al., Ind. Eng. Chem. Process Des. Dev. 12, 62 (1973); manufacturing process: M. O. Weaver et al., Staerke 29, 413 (1977). Analysis: R. J. Dennenberg, T.P. Abbott, J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Lett. Ed. 14, 693 (1976). Use in wound dressings: W. R. Spence, US 4226232 (1980 to Spenco Med). Clinical evaluation in leg ulceration: M. Hornemann, G. Raptis, Z. Hautkrankhr. 62, 41 (1987); B. Esch, G. Raptis, ibid. 64, 1135 (1989). Brief description: H.-G. Elias, Polym. News 4, 26 (1977).
Properties: Dry powder.
Use: In dressings for wounds. Absorption of liquids in products ranging from disposable diapers to seed coatings.

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