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TiO2-KH550 Nanoparticle-Reinforced PVA/xylan Composite Films with Multifunctional Properties

State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, School of Light Industry and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
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Materials 2018, 11(9), 1589; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11091589
Received: 31 July 2018 / Revised: 20 August 2018 / Accepted: 23 August 2018 / Published: 2 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Thin Films and Interfaces)
In order to improve the strength of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/xylan composite films and endow them with ultraviolet (UV) shielding ability, TiO2-KH550 nanoparticles was synthesized and added into the PVA/xylan matrix. The TiO2-KH550 nanoparticle dispersed well in the 0.04% sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) solution under ultrasonic and stirring treatments. Investigations on the properties of the films showed that TiO2-KH550 had the positive impact on improving the strength, moisture, and oxygen barrier properties of the composite films. The maximum tensile strength (27.3 MPa), the minimum water vapor permeability (2.75 × 10−11 g·m−1·s−1·Pa−1), and oxygen permeability (4.013 cm3·m−2·24 h−1·0.1MPa−1) were obtained under the addition of 1.5% TiO2-KH550. The tensile strength of TiO2-KH550 reinforced composite film was increased by 70% than that of the pure PVA/xylan composite film, and the water vapor and oxygen permeability were decreased by 31% and 41%, respectively. Moreover, the UV transmittance of the film at the wavelength of 400 nm was almost zero when adding ≈1.5~2.5% (weight ratio, based on the total weight of PVA and xylan) of TiO2-KH550, which indicated the PVA/xylan composite films were endowed with an excellent UV light shielding ability. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyvinyl alcohol/xylan composite films; TiO2-KH550 nanoparticle; mechanical property; UV shielding polyvinyl alcohol/xylan composite films; TiO2-KH550 nanoparticle; mechanical property; UV shielding
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Liu, X.; Chen, X.; Ren, J.; Zhang, C. TiO2-KH550 Nanoparticle-Reinforced PVA/xylan Composite Films with Multifunctional Properties. Materials 2018, 11, 1589. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11091589

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Liu X, Chen X, Ren J, Zhang C. TiO2-KH550 Nanoparticle-Reinforced PVA/xylan Composite Films with Multifunctional Properties. Materials. 2018; 11(9):1589. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11091589

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Liu, Xinxin, Xiaofeng Chen, Junli Ren, and Chunhui Zhang. 2018. "TiO2-KH550 Nanoparticle-Reinforced PVA/xylan Composite Films with Multifunctional Properties" Materials 11, no. 9: 1589. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11091589

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