Grafting onto chitosan. I. Graft copolymerization of methyl methacrylate onto chitosan with Fenton's reagent (Fe2+−H2O2) as a redox initiator
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1988 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 985–991, April 1988
How to Cite
Lagos, A. and Reyes, J. (1988), Grafting onto chitosan. I. Graft copolymerization of methyl methacrylate onto chitosan with Fenton's reagent (Fe2+−H2O2) as a redox initiator. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 26: 985–991. doi: 10.1002/pola.1988.080260403
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 APR 1987
- Manuscript Received: 10 FEB 1987
Poly(methyl methacrylate) has been grafted onto chitosan by using Fenton's reagent as a redox initiator in an aqueous medium. Initiation by Fenton's reagent was carried out in the presence of atmospheric oxygen. The percentages of grafting, efficiency, and homopolymer were found to depend on chitosan (RchitOH), ferrous ammonium sulfate (FAS), hydrogen peroxide, monomer (MMA) concentrations, reaction temperature, and reaction time.