Effect of low molecular weight additives on mechanical properties of cellulose films

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Abstract

Cellulose have strong inter- and intra-molecular interactions due to hydrogen bonds, which gives its films very stiff and fragile properties. In order to obtain more softened films, we investigated effect of low molecular weight additives such as glucose, cellobiose and salts on mechanical properties of cellulose films. Cellulose films containing about 15wt% of glucose or cellobiose can be obtained by solvent exchange method from DMAc/LiCl solutions of cellulose and the low molecular weight additives. The additive-contained films have lower initial modulus and higher breaking elongational strain than the original cellulose film without additives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages3207
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2006Sep 22 2006

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Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period9/20/069/22/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Inoue, N., Takada, A., & Takahashi, Y. (2006). Effect of low molecular weight additives on mechanical properties of cellulose films. 3207. Paper presented at 55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules, Toyama, Japan.