Journal of Polymer Research

, 23:199 | Cite as

Preparation and characterization of hydrophilicity fibers based on 2-(dimethyamino)ethyl mathacrylate grafted polypropylene by UV- irradiation for removal of Cr(VI) and as(V)

  • Zhiyun Kong
  • Xiaoqing Wu
  • Junfu Wei
  • Huan Zhang
  • Li Cui


The hydrophilic fibers based on 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) which could remove Cr(VI) ions rapidly were prepared by UV-irradiation induced grafting of DMAEMA through pre-coating photoinitiator on the fibers and modifying with bromoethane(BE). The FTIR, FESEM, XPS, TG-DTG and contact angle spectra manifested that DMAEMA was grafted onto the surface of PP fibers and subsequently was quaternized. The maximum grafting degree (22.9 %) and exchange capacity of DMAEMA (1.2 mmol g−1) was obtained when PP fibers was immersed in BP concentration of 0.3 % for 4 h, irradiated with the DMAEMA concentration of 100 % and irradiation time of 20 min, and then was modified with BE. The modified fibers of PP-g-DMAEMA with bromoethane were proved to remove Cr(VI) and As(V) with removal rate of 97.3 % and 96.2 % within 10 min, respectively. The prepared fibers have potential application for the removal of Cr(VI) and As(V) from wastewater highly and rapidly.


Fiber DMAEMA Cr(VI) As(V) Grafting reaction Quaternization 



This research was supported by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) (2013AA065601), the key technologies R & D program of Tianjin (13ZDSF00100), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41301542), Financial Support from Tianjin Science Technology Research funds of China(12JCYBJC3200) and National Natural Science Foundation ofChina(21504063).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhiyun Kong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaoqing Wu
    • 1
    • 3
  • Junfu Wei
    • 1
    • 4
  • Huan Zhang
    • 1
    • 4
  • Li Cui
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Hollow Fiber Membrane Materials and ProcessesTianjin Polytechnic UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.School of Material Science and EngineeringTianjin Polytechnic UniversityTianjinChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Composite Materials of Ministry of EducationTianjin Polytechnic UniversityTianjinChina
  4. 4.School of Environmental and Chemical EngineeringTianjin Polytechnic UniversityTianjinChina

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