In-air graft copolymerization of Ethyl Acrylate onto natural cellulosic polymers.
Thakur, V. K.
Singha, A. S.
Thakur, M. K.
Date of Issue2012
School of Materials Science and Engineering
The present work deals with the graft copolymerization of ethyl acrylate (EA) onto lignocellulosic natural fibers of the Himalayan region in air in the presence of potassium persulfate (KPS) as initiator. Raw fibers and the graft copolymers after the completion of copolymerization reaction were subjected to evaluation of different properties. Correlation of physicochemical properties with the graft copolymerization reaction mechanism is discussed. Characterization of the graft copolymers was carried out with scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform-infrared spectrophotometry, and thermogravimetric analysis.
International journal of polymer analysis and characterization