Imogolite/chitosan hybrid films were prepared using pyridoxal-5′-phosphate (PLP) as an interfacial modifier. Thermogravimetric analysis and spectroscopic measurements revealed that the phosphate group of PLP was adsorbed on the imogolite. Furthermore, rheological measurements suggested that the PLP-modified imogolites (PLP-imogolite) had strong interactions with chitosan in solution. Moreover, UV absorption of the hybrid film showed that PLP and chitosan formed Schiff base linkages. Therefore, the hybrid films exhibited a significant improvement in their mechanical properties compared to those of pristine chitosan/imogolite hybrid films.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 13 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)