In the γ-irradiation in vacuo of nylon 6 film in the presence of aqueous acrylic acid and different concentrations of cupric chloride, the following relationships have been obtained: RH ∝ [CuCl2]−1.0 and RG ∝ [CuCl2]−0.3 Here [CuCl2] is the concentration of cupric chloride in the bulk solution, and RH and RG denote the initial rates of homopolymerization and grafting, respectively. The values of −1.0 and −0.3 for the exponents indicate that the cupric ion is a less effective chain terminator in the film on account of its lower concentration there. Analyses of films grafted in different media demonstrate the copper content of a film to be independent of both the concentration of monomer in the solution and the degree of swelling. The copper content is primarily a function of the total poly(acrylic acid) present, i.e., (grafted species plus occluded homopolymer). Thus, at high doses, where the total poly(acrylic acid) associated with a film is significant, the grafting curves exhibit a falling off, and complex formation between cupric ion and a growing chain is considered a likely contributory factor.