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Production of polymethyl methacrylate grafted biopolymer using potassium persulfate

Qudsieh, I. Y. and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Matar, Saleh M. and Alkhatib, Maan F. and Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed (2016) Production of polymethyl methacrylate grafted biopolymer using potassium persulfate. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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The production of the biodegradable poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) onto sago starch biopolymer (Starch-gPMMA) was carried out using potassium persulfate (PPS) as an initiator. PMMA was grafted onto starch using PPS as an initiator under nitrogen gas atmosphere. The maximum percentage of grafting (%G) was determined to be 90%. The optimum conditions were as follows: reaction temperature: 500C, the amount of monomer: 47 m.moles, the amount of PPS: 1.82 m.moles, and reaction period: 1.5 hr. The copolymers produced were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry (FTIR), The FTIR spectra of the copolymers clearly indicated the presence of characteristic peaks of PMMA and starch, which suggested that PMMA had been successfully grafted on the starch.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 4671/51708
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polysaccharide, Starch biopolymer, Grafting technique, Redox system, Polymethyl methacrylate
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: A Prof Elwathig Mirghani
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2016 14:34
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 12:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51708

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