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Title: Property modification of Antheraea assama silk fibre through graft copolymerization
Authors: Das, AM
Saikia, C N
Hussain, S
Keywords: Acrylamide;Graft copolymerization;Methylmethacrylate;Non-mulberry silk;Vinyl monomer;Water retention value;Water staining
Issue Date: Jun-2002
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Graft copolymerization of methylmethacrylate and acrylamide onto Antheraea assama silk fibre was carried out in aqueous medium using CeIV initiator system. The extent of grafting was evaluated as a function of reaction time and temperature. The grafted products were characterized by infrared spectroscopy. Their thermal behaviour was studied by TG and DTG techniques in static air at 20°C min-1 in the range 30-800°C and the surface characteristics were studied with the help of scanning electron microscopy. The grafted fibres exhibited absence of water staining with decrease in water retention values and increase in tensile strength.
Page(s): 194-198
ISSN: 0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJFTR Vol.27(2) [June 2002]

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