• melt functionalization;
  • FTIR;
  • DSC;
  • TGA;
  • NMR;
  • XRD;
  • kinetics


Calcium diacrylate (CDA) and calcium dimethacrylate (CDM) divinyl monomers were synthesized by a solvo thermal method. The FTIR spectra showed a peak at 1650 cm−1 due to the presence of a C[DOUBLE BOND]C for both CDA and CDM. Proton NMR and carbon NMR confirmed the structure of CDA and CDM synthesized by a solvo thermal method. DSC determined the melting temperatures of CDA and CDM. XRD indicated the presence of a d110 plane peak for CDA and CDM. The % weight residue that remained above 700°C in TGA method confirmed the higher thermal stability of CDA. Thus, synthesized CDA and CDM were surface grafted on linear low density poly(ethylene) (LLDPE) at 160°C under inert atmosphere by thermolysis method. FTIR confirmed the presence of C[DOUBLE BOND]O stretching due to CDA and CDM in LLDPE backbone after thermolysis reaction. 1H-NMR confirmed the chemical grafting of CDM onto LLDPE. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010