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Comparing the degradation of Poly-B-(hydroxybutyrate), poly-B-(hydroxbutyrate-co-valerate)(PHBV) and PHBV/cellulose tricate blend

Muhamad, Ida Idayu and Lee, Kar Joon and Mohd. Noor, Mohd. Azemi (2006) Comparing the degradation of Poly-B-(hydroxybutyrate), poly-B-(hydroxbutyrate-co-valerate)(PHBV) and PHBV/cellulose tricate blend. Malaysian Polymer Journal, 1 (1). pp. 39-46. ISSN 1823-7789

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Abstract

The hydrolytic degradation of poly-b-(hydroxybutyrate) PHB, poly-b- (hydroxybutyrate-co-b-valerate) (PHBV) and PHBV/cellulose triacetate blend was sutnuddeire dd ifferent pH at 37 °C. PHBV showed a similar trend of degradation to PHB but at rhaitgehse irn alkaline medium. The presence of cellulose triacetate in the blend increased the water uptake and permeability which favoured the hydrolytic degradation especially in lpoHw mere dium. In the surface hydrolysis of PHB and its blends, the overall degradation rate was increased with higher pH values. The melting temperature, crystallinity and tensile properties were also determined. The blend, PHBV/CTAc had the lowest crystallinity values and hPaHdB t he highest. However, the blends were mechanically better in strength and toughness

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hydrolytic degradation, biodegradable polymers, Poly-b-(hydroxybutyrate), Poly-b- (hydroxybutyrate-co-b-valerate), Cellulose triacetate
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:8108
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:27 Mar 2009 03:31
Last Modified:28 Aug 2012 02:29

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