Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  7

Year :  2015

Pages :   453-458

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Preparation and Characterization of Micro Crystalline Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Chitosan based Polymer Composites.



Address:   Jeba Jeevitha R.S1*, Bella G.R2, Dr. S. Avila Thanga Booshan3
1Department of Chemistry, Nesamony Memorial Christian College Marthandam, TN India.
2Department of Chemistry, Women’s Christian College Nagercoil, TN India.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-4150.2015.00074.7

ABSTRACT:
Plastics are widely used in society due to low cost, light weight and excellent performance which varies from soft rubbers to fibers stronger and stiffer than steel. On the other hand their non- biodegradability creates serious environmental problems. The utilization of packaging films from bio-based compounds has received so much attention lately due to the fact that they are readily biodegradable. The two most abundant polymers on earth like cellulose and chitosan have attracted increasing attention as a source of renewable energy and functional materials. Rice straw fiber is subjected to different treatment along with chitosan to form composites. The film samples have been characterized by FTIR and SEM, thermal properties by TGA and DTA. Reinforcement of chitosan with prepared microcrystalline cellulose from rice straw enhances the moisture resistance and strength of chitosan film.
KEYWORDS:
Chitosan, Microcrystalline cellulose, Rice straw, Dewaxed rice straw, Polymer composites.
Cite:
Jeba Jeevitha R.S, Bella G.R, S. Avila Thanga Booshan. Preparation and Characterization of Micro Crystalline Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Chitosan based Polymer Composites. Asian J. Research Chem. 8(7): July- 2015 ; Page 453-458.
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