Interpenetrating polymer networks based on polyamine modifiedcastor oil , chitosan and poly methylmethacrylate: Synthesis,chemical, physical and mechanical properties


AbstractA series of interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) of castor oil based polyamine/Polymethylmethacrylate (Polyamine/Polymethylmethacrylate: 80/20, 60/40, 50/50, 40/60 and 20/80) were synthesized by condensation reaction of castor oil with chitosan and methylmethacrylate, employing benzoyl peroxide and ethylene glycol dimethylacrylate as initiator and cross linkers respectively. The physical, chemical, optical and some of the physical and mechanical properties of Polyamine/Polymethylmethacrylate were studied.