Enhanced mechanical properties of chitosan/EDTA-gO nanocomposites thin films

Syuhada, N.I. and N.M., Huang and S., Vijay Kumar and H.N., Lim and Rahman, S.A. and G.S., Thien and Ibrahim, N.A. and Ahmad, M. and P., Moradihamedani (2014) Enhanced mechanical properties of chitosan/EDTA-gO nanocomposites thin films. Sains Malaysiana, 43 (6). pp. 851-859. ISSN 0126-6039


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Nanocomposite thin films of chitosan/graphene oxide (CS/GO) and chitosan/ EDTA-GO (CS/EDTA-GO) were prepared by environmental friendly method and the properties were compared. The experimental results showed fine dispersion of GO and EDTA-GO in CS matrix and some interaction occur between the filler and the CS matrix that leads to better distribution of stress transfer. At 0.5 wt. %, both CS/GO and CS/EDTA-GO experienced maximum tensile stress by 51 and 71% compared with CS. Moreover, the elongation at break for both nanocomposites increases and the amount of filler increases.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Chitosan; functionalized graphene oxide; graphene oxide; nancomposite thin films
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:7173
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:19 Jun 2014 12:13
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