Grafting of Cellulose Extracted from Kenaf Using Xanthate Method


 Cellulose, Cellulose xanthate, Ethylmethacrylate, 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone, 1-vinyl-3-anisylidine-2-pyrrolidinone.

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Sherif M.A.S. Keshk. (2014). Grafting of Cellulose Extracted from Kenaf Using Xanthate Method. Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 10, 339–343.


Mass spectra of reconstructed ion chromatogram (MRIC) technique are used to follow up the grafting copolymerization of 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone (VP), 1-vinyl-3-anisylidine-2-pyrrolidinone (VAP) and ethylmethacrylate (EMA) and cellulose extracted from kenaf using xanthate method. Grafting is carried out under ionic and/or free radical mechanism conditions. Factors affecting grafting yield such as temperature, sodium hydroxide concentration, liquor ratio, carbon disulfide concentration, monomer and grafting time have been studied.


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