Preliminary Study on Degradation of Chitosan with Sonication

Savitri, Emma and Yuliana, Azra and Pradeckta, Linggar Septy and Handaratri, Anitarakhmi and ., Sumarno and Roesyadi, Achmad (2012) Preliminary Study on Degradation of Chitosan with Sonication. In: PROCEEDING 19th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE2012). Department of Chemical Engineering Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya, Indonesia, Denpasar, Bali. ISBN 978-602-9494-30-3

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Degraded chitosan was prepared by sonication of chitosan. The effects of time period and temperature on molecular structure, intrinsic viscosity and conversion of dissolved substances were investigated. Chitosan decomposition was conducted through sonication process with a high intensity ultrasonic processor at temperatures from 20 to 60 °C on sonication period (10 - 120 min). The structure of the product was confirmed by FT-IR spectrum analysis. The intrinsic viscosity of degraded chitosan was determined by the method of viscometry. The decomposition of chitosan which is dissolved in water was followed by total organic carbon analyzer. The experimental results show that sonication caused the decrease of inter and intramolecular hydrogen bonding and intrinsic viscosity, eventhough the degraded chitosan which is dissolve in the water was still below 1 %.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chitosan; Degraded chitosan ; Sonication; Intrinsic Viscosity; TOC; dissolved substances
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 01:23
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 06:24

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