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Fabrication of Poly(Vinyl) Alcohol-Cellulose Nanocrystal hybrid aerogel

Samat, Noorasikin and Nasrudin, Raimi Fariz and Engliman, Nurul Sakinah (2022) Fabrication of Poly(Vinyl) Alcohol-Cellulose Nanocrystal hybrid aerogel. Materials Science Forum, 1074. pp. 11-16. ISSN 0255-5476 E-ISSN 1662-9752

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In this paper, a series of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) aerogels hybrid with cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) was successfully prepared using freeze-drying process. The influence of different fractions of CNC and crosslinking agent; glutaraldehyde (GA) on the mechanical of PVA/CNC hybrid aerogels property was evaluated by means of compressive strength. Results show that the mechanical property of hybrid aerogels has been improved with the addition of CNC and GA. Variation in the CNC and GA content also led to differences in the porous structure morphologies. Nevertheless, higher content of GA caused adverse effect to the strength of hybrid aerogel which associated to the excessive crosslinking and smaller number of pores formation as evident from scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poly(vinyl) alcohol (PVA), cellulose nanocrystal (CNC), hybrid aerogel, crosslinking, lamellar microstructure.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Noorasikin Samat
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2022 14:16
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 14:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/100927

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