Graft copolymerization of methacrylates onto wool fibers

Maria Liouni, Costas Touloupis, Nikolaos Hadjichristidis*, Sotiris Karvounis, Elizabeth Varriano‐Marston

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Grafting of butyl (BuMA), decyl (DeMA), and octadecyl methacrylate (ODeMA) onto reduced wool was carried out by using K2S2O8 or K2S2O8–LiBr redox system as initiator. The influence of the monomer and monomer concentration, temperature, and duration of the reaction on the percentage of grafting was studied. Evidence of grafting was provided by scanning electron microscopy, size exclusion chromatography, and infrared spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2199-2205
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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