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Title: Miscibility of the blend of chitosan and polymethylmethacrylate-co-polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate copolymer
Authors: Kundu, Patit Paban
Bhowmick A.
Mahata T.
Kumar R.
Published in: Trends in Carbohydrate Research
Abstract: Chitosan is blended in various concentrations with polymethylmethacrylate-co-polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate (PMMA-co-PHEMA) in formic acid solution and subsequently cast to prepare their film. The miscibility of chitosan and PMMA-co-PHEMA blend is determined by using various spectroscopic and analytical techniques such as Fourier-Transform rnfrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Differential Seaming Calorimeter (DSC), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Wide angle powder X-ray Diffraction (WAXD). FT-IR study confrmed the presence of intermolecular interactions between chitosan and PMMA-co-PHEMA through the formation of hydrogen bond. On the other hand, by detecting single glass transition temperature of the entire blend composition from DSC studies proved that the blends are completely miscible. Moreover, the glass transition temperature, obtained from DSC obeys the Fox equation which further indicates their miscibility. SEM images indicate that the generated holes on acetone etching are uniformly distributed throughout the matrix. The appearance of new crystalline peak for the blends in WAXD, indicates the presence of H-bonding betweenme blended components.
Citation: Trends in Carbohydrate Research (2012), 4(4): 24-33
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/2303
Issue Date: 2012
Keywords: Blends
Chitosan
Copolymer
Miscibility
PMMA-co-PHEMA
ISSN: 9750304
Author Scopus IDs: 35475516300
53986105300
55759489600
57209875444
Author Affiliations: Kundu, P.P., Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, 92 A.P.C. Road, Kolkata-7 00009, India
Bhowmick, A., Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, 92 A.P.C. Road, Kolkata-7 00009, India
Mahata, T., Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, 92 A.P.C. Road, Kolkata-7 00009, India
Kumar, R., National Institute for the Orthopedically Handicapped (NIOH), Bonhooghly Kolkata-90, India
Corresponding Author: Kundu, P.P.; Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, 92 A.P.C. Road, Kolkata-7 00009, India; email: ppk923@yahoo.com
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