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Green Synthesis of Graft Copolymers Based on Starch and Acrylic Monomers by Solid Phase Polymerization Technique

Haradhan Kolya, Subinoy Jana, Tridib Tripathy


The solid phase polymerization technique for preparing graft copolymers involving polysaccharide and acrylic monomer (s) which is hazards free and effective is reported first time in this paper. In the authors’ laboratory a series of graft copolymers based on starch and acrylamide (AM), N-methylacrylamide (NMA), N,N-dimethylacrylamide (DMA) acrylic acid (AA) and methylacrylate (MA) were successfully synthesized with high yield by solid phase method.  The synthesized graft copolymers were characterized by FTIR spectroscopy and XRD analysis.


Solid phase polymerization; Graft copolymer; Starch; Acrylamide; Dimethylacrylamide; Acrylic acid

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