Savitri, Emma and Suseno, Natalia and A., Tokok and ., Wulandari and ., Kenfat (2008) SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF STARCH-CHITOSAN COMPOSITES. In: 15th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE) in conjunction with th 22nd, Symposium ofMalaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE), 2nd - 3rd December 2008, Kuala Lumpur.

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In this experiment, the composites based on chitosan-starch were synthesized at different weight ratios (3/7, 4/6, 5/5, 6/4, 7/3, 8/2, 9/1) by using 4 %v of glycerol as plasticizer. The influence of composition and the degree of deacetylation of chitosan on the properties of starch-chitosan composites film were studied. The films were observed on the aspect of mechanical characteristic, and % swelling, and biodegradability. Tensile strength of the composite films first increased and then decreased with chitosan addition. Otherwise, the addition of chitosan increased the elasticity of film and decreased % swelling. Films made of chitosan with the higher degree of deacetylation were found to have higher tensile strength and elongation in a tensile test.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodegradable plastic; mechanical properties; swelling
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 03:22
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 14:23

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