Parthasarathy V.,Hindustan University |
Dhanalakshmi V.,Advanced Nanotechnology Research Laboratory |
Anbarasan R.,Advanced Nanotechnology Research Laboratory
Asian Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2013
In this work, ethyl crotonate and ethyl salicylate esters were used for the functionalization of low density polyethylene (LDPE). The functionalization reaction was undertaken in an inert atmosphere of 160 °C, under different experimental conditions by thermolysis method. The comprised following reaction such as functionalization, crosslinking and C=C formation were analyzed. FTIR spectral analysis was used to determine the % functionalization of LDPE and the order of functionalization reaction. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were also used to assess the thermal properties of the functionalized LDPE.