Using the Advanced Analytical Techniques to Investigating the Versatile Cellulosic Graft copolymers
Ashish Chauhan* and Balbir Kaith
Department of Chemistry, Dr. B.R.A. National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ashish Chauhan
Department of Chemistry
Dr. B.R.A. National Institute of Technology
Jalandhar - 144011, Punjab, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 27, 2012; Accepted date: September 20, 2012; Published date: September 27, 2012
Citation: Chauhan A, Kaith B (2012) Using the Advanced Analytical Techniques to Investigating the Versatile Cellulosic Graft copolymers. J Anal Bioanal Tech 3:146. doi: 10.4172/2155-9872.1000146
Copyright: © 2012 Chauhan A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In this research paper, the cellulose rich biomass of Sorrel was graft copolymerized by vinyl monomeric mixtures. The graft copolymers were characterized by advanced analytical techniques like FTIR, SEM, XRD, TGA and DTA techniques and evaluated for physico-chemical changes in the properties of the modified fiber. With increase in the percentage grafting a significant physico-chemico-thermal resistance were observed. Miscibility in organic solvents, hydrophobicity were found to increase whereas crystallinity, crystallinity index, dye-uptake and hydrophylicity decreased after graft copolymerization, however, the cellulose form I remained unchanged. These graft copolymers were then used as reinforcement in phenol-formaldehyde polymer matrix based green composite. They were then characterized and evaluated for their physico-chemico-thermo-mechanical competence. The use of graft copolymers as reinforcement in polymer matrix is the best technique to procure green composite. The novelty of the work lies in the use of renewable waste biomass to procure the advanced material. These advanced materials could serve as pioneer for scientific and industrial applications.