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Graft copolymerization of acrylonitrile onto recycled newspaper cellulose pulp

Awang, N. A. and Salleh, W. N. W. and Hasbullah, H. and Yusof, N. and Aziz, F. and Jaafar, J. and Ismail, A. F. (2017) Graft copolymerization of acrylonitrile onto recycled newspaper cellulose pulp. In: 3rd Electronic and Green Materials International Conference 2017 (EGM 2017), 29–30 April 2017, Krabi, Thailand. (In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5002438


The extraction of recycled newspapers (RNP) cellulose pulp began by a series of chemical alkali extraction, 5 wt% NaOH at 125°C for 2 h. Subsequently, the bleaching of alkalized pulp was carried out by using 2 wt% NaClO2 solutions in the presence of 60 wt% of nitric acid, for 4 h at 100°C. The graft copolymerization of acrylonitrile onto the bleached cellulose pulp was initiated by using ceric ammonium nitrate. The grafting conditions were optimized by varying the ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN) initiator concentration, acrylonitrile (ACN) concentration and reaction time. The successfully of the grafting process were determined by calculating the grafting yield (%GY) and grafting efficiency (%GE). The morphological and chemical structure of resulting grafted and ungrafted recycled newspaper cellulose pulp were characterized by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN), acrylonitrile (ACN)
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:84714
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:27 Feb 2020 12:53
Last Modified:27 Feb 2020 12:53

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