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Graft copolymerization of methyl methacrylate onto oil palm empty fruit bunch

Nur Syuhada, Ramli (2010) Graft copolymerization of methyl methacrylate onto oil palm empty fruit bunch. Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering , Universiti Malaysia Pahang .


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Graft copolymerization of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) onto Oil Palm Empty fruit Bunch (OPEFB) fiber has been successfully carried out using hydrogen peroxide (H2O) as an initiators and ferrous ammonium sulfate as catalyst in an aqueous medium. The effects of reaction temperature, reaction period and amount of initiators on the percentage of grafting were investigated. The results show that the percentage of grafting depends on reaction period and temperature as well as amount of initiator. The maximum percentage of grafting was obtained when the reaction was carried out using 5.00×102-3mol of H20.The optimum reaction period was 120 minutes and the reaction temperature was 65⁰C. The highest percentage of grafting and grafting efficiency was 30.51% and 85.30% respectively under optimum conditions. The presence of the functional group in the grafted polymers was characterized by FTIR spectroscopy and scanning electron microscope. The increasing in intensity at band 1730 cm 2-1 indicates that the MMA was grafted successfully on OPEFB.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: Project paper (Bachelor of Chemical Engineering) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang - 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graft copolymers Crosslinking (Polymerization) Crosslinked polymers
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Shamsor Masra Othman
Date Deposited: 30 May 2012 00:41
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 07:56
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