Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Proces ›› 2012, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (6): 328-332.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2012.30.120602

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Preirradiation graft copolymerization of methyl acrylate onto ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber induced by γ-rays

WEI Han1  XING Zhe2  WANG Mouhua2  WU Gouzhong2  SHEN Qing1   

  1. 1(Donghua University, Material Science and Engineering, Shanghai 201620, China) 2(Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China)
  • Received:2012-04-18 Revised:2012-06-12 Online:2012-12-20 Published:2014-09-09


Methyl acrylate (MA) monomer was grafted onto ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers after irradiation by γ-rays. The effects of absorption dose, monomer concentration and temperature on the degree of grafting (DG) were investigated. The grafting yield of MA reached to a considerable degree, approximately 151% at the maximum value. The DG of MA on UHMWPE fibers increased with the increment of absorption dose, temperature and concentration of MA. The function groups and morphologies of the UHMWPE fibers before and after graft polymerization were characterized by FT-IR and SEM.

Key words: Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber, Methyl acrylate, Graft polymerization

CLC Number: 

  • TQ342,O611,TQ225.13,TL342