Effects of Grafting Azacrown Ether on Thermal and Swelling Properties of Chitosan Films
AbstractThe thermal and swelling properties of a series of azacrown ether-crosslinked chitosans prepared with varying molar amounts of N,N-diallyl-7,13-diaza-1,7,10,16-tetraoxa-dibenzo-18-crown-6 (molar equivalents ranging from 0, 0.125, 0.167, 0.25 and 0.5) films were studied with Thermographimetric analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Dynamic Mechanical analysis (DMA) techniques and swelling kinetics. Introducing the azacrown (DAC) as crosslinker into the chitosan matrices (Ch) altered the thermal and swelling properties of the chitosan/crown ether films (Ch-DAC) systematically with respect to molar ratios. At lower DAC content, a depression of Tg revealed a dominating internal plasticization effect of DAC on chitosan, while higher DAC molar ratios systematically increased the Tg of the network. The films high swelling capacity (as high as 1200%) was reached within three hours in aqueous acidic media and decreased systematically with increasing DAC content. The swelling behavior was highly dependent on pH and followed second order kinetics. Understanding the thermal and swelling properties of this series of azacrown ether-crosslinked chitosans sets the stage to further shed light on their impact for heavy metal adsorption in water remediation applications. View Full-Text
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Toeri, J.; Laborie, M.-P. Effects of Grafting Azacrown Ether on Thermal and Swelling Properties of Chitosan Films. ChemEngineering 2017, 1, 16.
Toeri J, Laborie M-P. Effects of Grafting Azacrown Ether on Thermal and Swelling Properties of Chitosan Films. ChemEngineering. 2017; 1(2):16.Chicago/Turabian Style
Toeri, Julius; Laborie, Marie-Pierre. 2017. "Effects of Grafting Azacrown Ether on Thermal and Swelling Properties of Chitosan Films." ChemEngineering 1, no. 2: 16.
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