Esterification of Polypropylene Fiber and its Adsorption of Phthalate Esters
In this work, an acrylic-polypropylene grafting copolymer (PP-g-AA) was prepared by 60Co γ-rays irradiation grafting with acrylic acid (AA) onto polypropylene (PP) fiber. The esterification PP-g-AA fiber (PP-g-COOR) was prepared by the esterification of PP-g-AA with C8 alcohol via SOCl2 as the intermediate. The PP-g-COOR fiber was utilized to adsorb and enrich trace dibutyl phthalate (DBP) in water. The results indicated that PP-g-COOR fiber exhibited a good adsorption property of DBP. The adsorption property of PP-g-COOR fiber was greatly enlarged 25 times than the PP-g-AA. The distribution coefficient of DBP on PP-g-COOR fiber depended on the pH values of aqueous phase and the initial concentration of DBP. In general, the PP-g-COOR fiber was better for the adsorption and enrichment of DBP.
H. T. Wang et al., "Esterification of Polypropylene Fiber and its Adsorption of Phthalate Esters", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 213, pp. 78-82, 2011