Improved Maleic Anhydride Grafting to Linear Low Density Polyethylene by Microencapsulation Method

Iman Rahayu(1*), Achmad Zainuddin(2), Sunit Hendrana(3)

(1) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jl. Raya Bandung-Sumedang km. 21, Jatinangor, Sumedang 45363, West Java, Indonesia
(2) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jl. Raya Bandung-Sumedang km. 21, Jatinangor, Sumedang 45363, West Java, Indonesia
(3) 2Laboratory of Applied Physics, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jl. Sangkuriang, Kompleks LIPI, Bandung 40135, West Java, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


A common graft copolymerization method usually results in a low degree of grafting due to its poor inter-component interactions. A monomer microencapsulation method should be useful to enhance the current graft copolymerization technique. The maleic anhydride (MAH) grafted with linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) was successfully synthesized by monomer microencapsulation without using a direct method in order to find a high degree of grafting. The results showed that the degree of grafting of the LLDPE synthesized by microencapsulation (5.9%) was higher than that achieved with the direct method (5.0%).


grafting; LLDPE; maleic anhydride; microencapsulation

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