Composition and salt concentration dependences of mechanical properties of poly(vinyl alcohol)/sodium polyalginate interpenetrated networks

Yoshiaki Takahashi, Ryusuke Ikematsu

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Abstract

Mechanical properties of poly (vinyl alcohol)/sodium polyalginate (PVA/ ALG) interpenetrated networks (IPN) prepared by immersing PVA/ALG cast films in CaCl2 solutions are examined by simple elongation measurements. The ALG contents were 2.4, 9.1, and 16.7 wt% and the concentrations of CaCl2 solutions are varied from 0 - 2.2 M. The increment of Young's modulus ΔE = E - EPVA, where E and EPVA are Young's moduli for IPN and semi-IPN (CaCl2 = 0 M), was proportional to the CaCl2 concentration until cross-linking of ALG is saturated. At the higher CaCl2 concentrations, ΔE for the each sample became almost constant. The saturated values are proportional to the ALG content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalKOBUNSHI RONBUNSHU
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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