Diffusion of Progesterone in Polyacrylamide Gel

Polyacrylamide gel에서 Progesterone의 확산 거동

  • 김명희 (상명여자대학교 생물학과) ;
  • 김말남 (상명여자대학교 생물학과) ;
  • 민병례 (상명여자대학교 생물학과)
  • Published : 1990.09.01


Diffusion and partition of progesterone into the polyacrylamide gel was examined. Diffusion coefficient of progesterone decreased down to an asymptotic value as the concentration of the organic solvents in the diffusing medium increased. However the partition coefficient diminished steadily. Crosslinking density in the gel didn't affected the diffusion coefficient considerably but lowered the partition coefficient due to the contraction of pore volume of the gel. Progesterone showed higher diffusion coefficient as well as partition coefficient in the polyurethane than in the polyacrylamide gel, which seems to be ascribed to the difference in hydrophobicity, pore volume and pore size of the polymer matrix.