, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 1511–1522 | Cite as

The uranium recovery from aqueous solutions using amidoxime modified cellulose derivatives. III. Modification of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose with amidoxime groups

  • Seyhan Şener Başarır
  • Nursel Pekel Bayramgil
Original Paper


Grafting of acrylonitrile on hydroxypropyl methylcellulose films has been carried out by means of 60Co-γ radiation, using a constant amount of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose films, at different concentrations of acrylonitrile in dimethylformamide. Grafting percentage—dose curves were obtained. 63 % of grafting yield were reached at around 3 kGy dose. Conversion of nitrile groups to amidoxime groups were achieved by aqueous solutions of NH2OH·HCl–NaOH at 50 °C. The amidoxime conversion was followed by using FTIR spectrophotometer and determined as percentage. 98 % amidoxime conversion was achieved within 50 h. The structural, morphological and thermal evaluations of acrylonitrile grafted hydroxypropyl methylcellulose films, before and after amidoxime conversion, were performed using FTIR, AFM, Contact Angle, SEM and TGA analyses.


Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose Acrylonitrile Radiation grafting Amidoxime SEM Contact angle Atomic force microscopy 



This study was carried out in accordance with the Chemistry Department, Hacettepe University. The support of the HU Scientific Research Foundation through the HU-BAB-0901601008 project is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seyhan Şener Başarır
    • 1
  • Nursel Pekel Bayramgil
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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