Properties and biodegradability of chitosan/nylon 11 blending films

Ping Chung Kuo, Diptiranjan Sahu, Hsin Her Yu

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3097-3102
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Degradation and Stability
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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