Surface Properties of Bacterial Nanocellulose Using Spectroscopic Methods and X-Ray Diffraction
American Journal of Applied and Industrial Chemistry
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2017, Pages: 10-13
Received: Aug. 11, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 16, 2015; Published: Apr. 1, 2017
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Faranak Mohammadkazemi, Department of Cellulose and Paper Technology, Faculty of New Technologies Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Science and Research Campus, Zirab, Savadkooh, Mazandaran, I. R. Iran
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Abstract
In this study, surface properties of bacterial nanocellulose, harvested from different culture media, with and without ethanol, using spectroscopic methods and X-ray diffraction were investigated. The addition of ethanol resulted in BNCs with high O/C ratios. XRD and FT-IR measurements showed a higher crystallinity for the BNC grown in H medium, while BNC grown in Z medium containing ethanol contained more surface carboxylate groups. This study shows that surface properties of BNC can be altered by the culture medium and ethanol.
Keywords
Bacterial Nano-Cellulose, EDS, FT-IR Spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction
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Faranak Mohammadkazemi, Surface Properties of Bacterial Nanocellulose Using Spectroscopic Methods and X-Ray Diffraction, American Journal of Applied and Industrial Chemistry. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017, pp. 10-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaic.20170101.13
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