Structural, thermal and morphological characterization of UV-graft polymerization of acrylated-epoxidized soybean oil onto goat leather

Authors: 
Fernando Urena-Nunez, Enrique Vigueras-Santiago, Susana Hernandez-Lopez, Karla Linares-Hernandez and Isabel Linares-Hernandez

Graft of acrylated-epoxidized soybean oil onto goat leather was achieved using UV-radiation. Graft percentage, structural, morphological and thermal characterizations are discussed in terms of: morphology of the leather grafted face and the UV-radiation dosage. The obtained results are of importance since an environmental friendly monomer could be used to change or improve some properties of leather articles. 

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