Blend films of natural wool and cellulose prepared from an ionic liquid

Hameed, Nishar and Guo, Qipeng 2010, Blend films of natural wool and cellulose prepared from an ionic liquid, Cellulose, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 803-813.

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Title Blend films of natural wool and cellulose prepared from an ionic liquid
Author(s) Hameed, Nishar
Guo, Qipeng
Journal name Cellulose
Volume number 17
Issue number 4
Start page 803
End page 813
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2010
ISSN 0969-0239
1572-882X
Keyword(s) cellulose
wool
blends
ionic liquid
Summary Natural wool/cellulose blends were prepared in an ionic liquid green solvent, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (BMIMCl) and the films were formed subsequently from the coagulated solutions. The wool/cellulose blend films show significant improvement in thermal stability compared to the coagulated wool and cellulose. Moreover, the blend films exhibited an increasing trend of tensile strength with increase in cellulose content in the blends which could be used for the development of wool-based materials with improved mechanical properties, and the elongations of the blends were considerably improved with respect to the coagulated films of wool and cellulose. It was found that there was hydrogen bonding interaction between hydroxyl groups of wool and cellulose in the coagulated wool/cellulose blends as determined by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The ionic liquid was completely recycled with high yield and purity after the blend film was prepared. This work presents a green processing route for development of novel renewable blended materials from natural resource with improved properties.
Language eng
Field of Research 100708 Nanomaterials
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035250

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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