Synthesis & Characterization of Pectin - N-isopropyl acrylamide modified graft co-polymers for potential Applications

Authors(1) :-Prashant B. Sutar

Recently research is being carried out for the development of various copolymers, modified polymers for various potential applications like coatings, composite, paints, adhesives, drug delivery systems, hydrogel-based delivery devices can be used for oral, rectal, ocular, epidermal and subcutaneous application. tablet coatings, etc.[1] In this work we tried to improve the properties of the polysaccharide based polymers pectin, by graft copolymerization with N-isopropylacrylamide polymers using emulsion polymerization technique. The effect of various variables like initiator concentration, monomer concentration, temperature and time has been studied. The grafted copolymer was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), organic elemental analysis, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). FT-IR studies indicated incorporation of amide group. Rheological behavior of pectin solution was compared with that of the grafted copolymer. The comparative rheological properties of pectin and grafted copolymer indicated change in the property of the product. Differential scanning calorimetry and XRD suggested formation of the grafted copolymer.

Authors and Affiliations

Prashant B. Sutar

Graft copolymerization,; Pectin; N-isopropyl acrylamide; Rheology, differential scanning calorimetry .

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 9 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-15
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 237-245
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173947
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Prashant B. Sutar, " Synthesis & Characterization of Pectin - N-isopropyl acrylamide modified graft co-polymers for potential Applications", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp.237-245, November-December-2017.
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