Grafting of polypropylene fibers. I. Radiation grafting of vinyl monomers, dyeing, and hydrophilic characteristics of the grafted polymer
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1987 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 33, Issue 8, pages 2743–2751, June 1987
How to Cite
Rao, M. H., Rao, K. N., Teli, M. D., Jog, A. G. and Lokhande, H. T. (1987), Grafting of polypropylene fibers. I. Radiation grafting of vinyl monomers, dyeing, and hydrophilic characteristics of the grafted polymer. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 33: 2743–2751. doi: 10.1002/app.1987.070330808
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 SEP 1986
- Manuscript Received: 6 FEB 1986
Radiation-initiated grafting of methacrylic acid, acrylonitrile, and vinyl acetate on polypropylene fibers and the moisture content and dyeing characteristics of the grafted fibers have been reported. The extent of grafting with methacrylic acid is quite large when compared to acrylonitrile and vinyl acetate. The grafted fibers show an increase in moisture content with increase in the amount of graft. In general, the dyeability with disperse dyes increases due to grafting. In the case of cationic dyes, the polypropylene fibers grafted with methacrylic acid and acrylonitrile alone could be dyed.