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Synthesis of guar gum-graft-poly (acrylamide-co-diallyldimethylammonium chloride) and its application in the pulp and paper industry


McLean, D and Agarwal, V and Stack, K and Horne, HJ and Richardson, D, Synthesis of guar gum-graft-poly (acrylamide-co-diallyldimethylammonium chloride) and its application in the pulp and paper industry, BioResources, 6, (4) pp. 4168-4180. ISSN 1930-2126 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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The synthesis and characterization of a novel fixative, guar gum-graft-poly(acrylamide-co-diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (GG-g-p(AM-co-DADMAC)) polymer is described. The grafted polymer proved to be effective at absorbing hydrophobic wood resins from the water phase where they have a tendency to aggregate and form troublesome deposits. The new polymer combines the colloidal stabilising features of a natural product, guar gum, and the wood resin fixative properties of a synthetic polymer p(AM-co-DADMAC). GG-g-p(AM-co-DADMAC)was effective over the entire pH range as compared to other commercially available polymeric fixatives that were evaluated.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:grafted co-polymer, papermaking, poly(acrylamide-co-diallyldimethyleammonium chloride), pDADMAC, wood resin fixatives
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Other chemical sciences
Research Field:Other chemical sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Wood, wood products and paper
Objective Field:Paper products and pulp
UTAS Author:McLean, D (Mr Douglas McLean)
UTAS Author:Agarwal, V (Mr Vipul Agarwal)
UTAS Author:Stack, K (Dr Karen Stack)
UTAS Author:Horne, HJ (Dr James Horne)
ID Code:76435
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2012-03-06
Last Modified:2012-10-10

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