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Type: Artigo
Title: Achira as a source of biodegradable materials: isolation and characterization of nanofibers
Author: Andrade-Mahecha, Margarita María
Pelissari, Franciele Maria
Tapia-Blácido, Delia Rita
Menegalli, Florencia Cecilia
Abstract: In this study, variations in the delignification and bleaching stages, acid hydrolysis and high-pressure homogenization, led to the development of 12 different treatments applied for obtaining nanofibers using fibrous residues arising from the starch extraction process from the achira rhizomes. The treatments were evaluated based on some properties and characteristics of nanofibers such as: morphology and size (by means of transmission electron microscopy), surface charge (by means of zeta potential measurements), crystallinity index (by means of X-ray diffraction analysis) and functional groups (by means of infrared spectroscopy). In general, the nanofibers showed particle diameters between 13.8 and 37.2 nm, length between 832.8 and 2223.8 nm and high crystallinity index (57.5% and 69.8%) compared with achira fibrous residue (17.3%). The results evidenced that fibrous residue from achira rhizomes can be used as a source of biodegradable materials of commercial interest
Subject: Nanofibras
Country: Reino Unido
Editor: Elsevier
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.01.027
Date Issue: 2015
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