Different ratios of nylon 11/chitosan blending films were prepared by solution casting method. The strength of the hydrogen bond in the blending films is weakened after addition of chitosan and spherulite growth is restricted as the ratio of chitosan increases. Sea-island morphology could be observed once the concentration of chitosan in the blends was more than 50%. Blending films are characterized by FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy), X-ray, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the biodegradability is also investigated. The extent of biodegradability for nylon 11/chitosan blending films is strongly affected by the addition percentage of chitosan.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Polymer Degradation and Stability|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Dec 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics