ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Properties of water-soluble carboxymethyl chitosan film modified by hydrophobic poly(propylene glycol)
Guo-Quan Zhu, Fa-Gang Wang, Yu-Ying Liu, and Qiao-Chun Gao
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, 255049, Zibo, China
Abstract: A series of water-soluble carboxymethyl chitosan (CMCS)/poly(propylene glycol) (PPG) blend films with various CMCS/PPG mole ratios were prepared by the solution casting method. Morphology of the CMCS/PPG blend films was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Thermal, mechanical, and chemical properties of the CMCS/PPG blend films were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), tensile tests, and contact angle tests. It was found that the introduction of PPG can markedly affect the morphology and the properties of CMCS films.
Keywords: morphology – properties – CMCS/PPG blend film
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Chemical Papers 67 (4) 423–428 (2013)