OJOPM  Vol.4 No.1 , January 2014
Nanocomposites Based on Natural Biodegradable Materials: Effect of Post-Preparative γ-Irradiation on the Swelling Properties

Nanocomposites were prepared by in situ intercalative polymerization of acrylamide/acrylic acid in presence of fuller’s earth. Agro- and food industry wastes, sugarcane bagasse and chitin, respectively were used as reinforcing/ adsorbent materials. Effect of γ-radiation on adsorption characteristics of nanocomposites was evaluated by the comparison of swelling and erosion measurements of the exposed and unexposed samples. Low doses of γ-radiation improved the characteristics as adsorbents. Better results were obtained for the nanocomposites with polyacrylic acid matrix.

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Bajpai, A. , Tripathi, N. and Saxena, S. (2014) Nanocomposites Based on Natural Biodegradable Materials: Effect of Post-Preparative γ-Irradiation on the Swelling Properties. Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, 4, 10-15. doi: 10.4236/ojopm.2014.41003.

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