International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2015)
Studies on guargum-graft-acrylamide: Characterization and polyvalent metal ion binding
Author(s): Aloke Chattopadhyay
Abstract: Guargum is a water soluble natural polymer of industrial use. But it has poor biodegradation resistance. To improve biodegradation resistance, polyacrylamide side chains can be grafted on guargum. Ceric ion initiation method can be adopted for grafting. Material obtained in this process (G-g-Am) is used for DSC and TGA studies. Results have been compared with results of thermal analysis for polyacrylamide and guargum. % Residue values are giving evidence of grafting of polyacrylamide chains on guargum. It has been already reported that – COO- group from side chain of G-g-Am takes part in binding polyvalent metal ion. In this present investigation, involvement about backbone which is furnished by guargum for G-g-Am, has been studied in binding polyvalent metal ion by IR spectral study.
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Aloke Chattopadhyay. Studies on guargum-graft-acrylamide: Characterization and polyvalent metal ion binding. Int J Chem Stud 2015;2(6):05-08.