Structural, morphological and micromechanical characterization of gelatin-bacterial cellulose natural composites

Franck Quero, Abigail Coveney, Anna E. Lewandowska, Paulo Díaz-Calderón, Robert M. Richardson, Koon Yang Lee, Stephen J. Eichhorn, M. Ashraf Alam, Javier Enrione

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Resumen

All rights reserved. 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.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2015
EventoICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials -
Duración: 1 ene 2015 → …

Conferencia

ConferenciaICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials
Período1/01/15 → …

Palabras clave

  • Bacterial cellulose
  • Composites
  • Gelatin
  • Interfaces

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