Epoxidized Jatropha Oil as a Sustainable Plasticizer to Poly(lactic Acid)
AbstractA renewable resource, epoxidized jatropha oil (EJO), was used as a green plasticizer and added to poly(lactic acid) (PLA). EJO was compounded into PLA at different contents. The addition of 3 wt % EJO to the PLA demonstrates significant improvement in flexibility, which leads to a percentage increase of about 7000% in elongation at break. This tensile result was confirmed by surface morphology analysis with clear proof of plastic deformation in EJO-plasticized PLA. EJO imparts a good heat stabilization effect. Thermal stability of PLA was enhanced upon addition of EJO, which is due to their good interaction and plasticizer dispersion within the PLA matrix. This EJO-plasticized PLA has wide applications in various industries, such as packaging of food and non-food products. View Full-Text
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Chieng, B.W.; Ibrahim, N.A.; Then, Y.Y.; Loo, Y.Y. Epoxidized Jatropha Oil as a Sustainable Plasticizer to Poly(lactic Acid). Polymers 2017, 9, 204.
Chieng BW, Ibrahim NA, Then YY, Loo YY. Epoxidized Jatropha Oil as a Sustainable Plasticizer to Poly(lactic Acid). Polymers. 2017; 9(6):204.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chieng, Buong Woei; Ibrahim, Nor Azowa; Then, Yoon Yee; Loo, Yuet Ying. 2017. "Epoxidized Jatropha Oil as a Sustainable Plasticizer to Poly(lactic Acid)." Polymers 9, no. 6: 204.
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