Preparation of superabsorbents by gamma-ray radiation
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 39, Issue 11-12, pages 2259–2265, 5 June 1990
How to Cite
Iyer, V., Varadarajan, P. V., Sawakhande, K. H. and Nachane, N. D. (1990), Preparation of superabsorbents by gamma-ray radiation. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 39: 2259–2265. doi: 10.1002/app.1990.070391106
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 MAR 1989
- Manuscript Received: 22 SEP 1988
Superabsorbent polymers were prepared using acrylonitrile grafted to corn starch employing low levels of gamma ray radiation as initiator. Various grafting parameters have been studied at these low dosages. Absorbency values for the final products are reported. Use of the above superabsorbent as a desiccant has been evaluated. The product will find application where dispersions of low viscosity and high water absorbencies are desired.