Grafting of vinyl acetate–methyl acrylate mixture onto cellulose. Effect of ceric ion and nitric acid concentrations
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 41, Issue 9-10, pages 2221–2240, 1990
How to Cite
Fernandez, M. J., Casinos, I. and Guzman, G. M. (1990), Grafting of vinyl acetate–methyl acrylate mixture onto cellulose. Effect of ceric ion and nitric acid concentrations. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 41: 2221–2240. doi: 10.1002/app.1990.070410926
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 JAN 1990
- Manuscript Received: 16 OCT 1989
The effect of ceric ion and nitric acid concentrations on the graft copolymerization of a mixture of vinyl acetate and methyl acrylate onto cellulose was studied. Two procedures for the reactants addition were employed. Several grafting parameters were determined. Both ceric ion and nitric acid concentrations have a strong effect on the graft copolymerization and they affect similarly some of the polymerization parameters. A variety in the nature of the graft copolymers obtained has been reached. The general behavior of reaction parameters is discussed.