Submitted to: Society of Plastics Engineers Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 9, 2004
Publication Date: May 18, 2004
Citation: Willett, J.L., Finkenstadt, V.L. 2004. Reactive extrusion of starch-poly acrylamide graft copolymers. Society of Plastics Engineers Proceedings, May 18-20,2004,Chicago,IL. 2004CDROM. Technical Abstract: Graft copolymers of starch and polyacrylamide have been prepared using a twin screw extruder. The effects of monomer/starch ratio and moisture content on conversion, graft efficiency, graft molecular weight, and frequency of grafting are discussed. Converion of monomer to polymer exceeding 90% and grafting efficiencies exceeding 60% can be achieved by this process, with residence times of approximately 250 seconds or less.