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Volume 97, 2017Engineering Technology International Conference 2016 (ETIC 2016)
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|Published online||01 February 2017|
Radiation Induced Grafting of Acrylate onto Waste Rubber: The Effect of Monomer Type
1 Agensi Nuklear Malaysia, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
2 Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 01000 Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia
3 School of Fundamental Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
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The effect of three different acrylate group monomers, namely n-butyl acrylate, methacrylic acid and tripropylene glycol diacrylate of radiation induced grafting onto waste rubber was studied. The electron beam accelerator operated at voltage of 2MeV was used to irradiate the waste rubber at 10 kGy and 100 kGy absorbed radiation dose, respectively. The formation of grafting was observed from the increase in the grafting yield and confirmed by Transformed Infra-Red Spectroscopy results. According to the result obtained, only tripropylene glycol diacrylate was selected to graft onto waste rubber. The carbonyl bond from acrylate groups was seen at 1726 cm-1 band which confirmed the presence of TPGDA in the polymer matrix. This indicates the successful preparation of the TPGDA-grafted waste rubber via radiation induced grafting techniques.
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