Radiation Effects on Polymers - XII. Molecular Weight and Molecular Weight Distribution of Cellulose Acetate-Grafted Polyacrylamide Side-Chains and Homopolyacrylamide using Gel Permeation Chromatography

N. I. El-Awady, N. A. Ghanem, Walther Batsberg Pedersen, Klaus Albert Julius Singer

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    Calibration of gel permeation chromatography was carried out to determine molecular weight and molecular weight distribution of the side-chains and homopolymer formed during grafting of cellulose acetate with acrylamide monomer using accelerated electrons. Polyacrylamide in side-chains and in homopolymer was found to be of very high molecular weight; the grafting event was found to be as low as 1–10 polyacrylamide chains per 103 cellulose acetate chains.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
    Issue number11
    Pages (from-to)1017-1024
    Publication statusPublished - 1979

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