Preparation of Nylon-6 Textile Materials for Special Applications Part1: Polymerization of 2-Methacryloxy Ethyl Trimethyl Ammonium Chloride with Nylon-6 Nonwoven Fabric Using K2S2O8 As Initiator

Document Type : Original Article


1 Protein and Man made fibers department, Textile research Division, National research centre

2 Proteinic & Man made fibers

3 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

4 Proteninic & Manmade Fibers Department, Textile Research Division, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt


In the present work, a novel method was designed to develop an efficient and generally applicable technique for the creation of quaternary ammonium groups in nylon-6 macromolecules via polymerization of 2-methacryloxy ethyltrimethyl ammonium chloride (VQAs) in the presence of nylon-6 nonwoven fabrics using potassium persulphate (K2S2O8) as initiator. In addition factors affecting the extent and rate of polymerization (Rp) were investigated and the apparent activation energy was calculated. The reaction mechanism was suggested. Characterization of the grafted with PVQAs Nylon-6 nonwoven fabrics was investigated by X-ray, SEM, and FT-IR.


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