Radiochemical Graft Copolymerisation of 2-Hydroxy Ethylmethacrylate onto Polyamide-6, 6-Nylon

  • Inderjeet Kaur Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
  • Raghuvir Barsola Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
  • B.N. Mishra Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
  • Ghanshyam S Chauhan Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
Keywords: Thermogravimetric analysis, Radiation induced graft copolymerisation, Polyamide fibres


Polyamide-6,6-nylon has been modified by radiation-induced graft copolymerisation of 2-hydroxy ethylmethacrylate (2-HEMA) in nonaqueous medium (ethanol). No homopolymer formation was observed during grafting. Optimum conditions for affording maximum percentage of grafting have been evaluated. Maximum percentage of grafting (170 per cent) was obtained at a total dose of 0.74 x 10 to the power 4 Gy using 2-HEMA (8 x 10 to the power-3 moles) in ethanol (10 ml). The grafted samples were characterised by thermogravimetric analysis and it was observed that grafting slightly decreased the thermal stability of the polyamide-6,6 fibre. Dyeing properties of polyamide-6,6 fibre and grafted fibre have also been investigated.

Author Biographies

Inderjeet Kaur, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
She has been working as Senior Lecturer for the past ten years. She has 80 research publication to her credit. She has presented  32 Papers in national/international conference . she is a also a research guide for M Phil and PhD Students.
Raghuvir Barsola, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
B.N. Mishra, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
He is Recognised as Emeritus Scientist. He has 32 Years of research experience; has published 150 resesarch papers and presented40 papers in national/international seminars.He has received Gold/Silver Medals Awarded by A.B.I.,USA.He honoured by Indian Polymer Society and is a member of the Editorial Board.
Ghanshyam S Chauhan, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
He has been working as Senior Lecturer since 1995 at the Dept of the Chemistry ,Himachal pradesh University , Shimla His area of research include .


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How to Cite
Kaur, I., Barsola, R., Mishra, B., & Chauhan, G. (2013). Radiochemical Graft Copolymerisation of 2-Hydroxy Ethylmethacrylate onto Polyamide-6, 6-Nylon. Defence Science Journal, 50(4), 425-433.
Materials Science & Metallurgy

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