This paper reports the formation of weak gel of chitin with an ionic liquid, 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide (IL). When a mixture of 5% (w/w) chitin with IL was heated at 100 °C for 48 h, the clear liquid was obtained. The experimental process was observed by the CCD camera view and the SEM analysis. From a mixture of chitin with IL in the higher concentration (7%, w/w), a more viscous material, i.e., a gel-like material was obtained. The rheological evaluations showed that both 5% (w/w) and 7% (w/w) chitins with IL behaved as weak gels.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Biological Macromolecules|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Economics and Econometrics