The effect of adding bacterial cellulose (BC) to gelatin was investigated. Structural and morphological information from the resulting composite materials was obtained from powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and 2D Raman imaging, revealing an in-homogeneous dispersion of BC within the gelatin matrix. The optical properties of the composite materials were investigated by UV-visible spectrophotometry. The results showed that by adding 10 wt.% BC to gelatin, visible transparency was reduced by ~35 % and UV opacity was increased by ~40 %, compared to gelatin. For the first time, the molecular interaction between gelatin and BC was investigated by Raman spectroscopy showing that it is a relevant tool to quantify the micromechanical interfacial interaction between gelatin and BC.
|Estado||Publicada - 1 ene 2015|
|Evento||20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2015 - Copenhagen, Dinamarca|
Duración: 19 jul 2015 → 24 jul 2015
|Conferencia||20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2015|
|Período||19/07/15 → 24/07/15|
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- Bacterial cellulose