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The study of glycerol plasticized thermoplastic sago starch

Ahmad, Zuraida and Abdul Razak, Nur Humairah and Abdul Wahid, Nur Izwah and Zulkifli, Siti Naqiah (2012) The study of glycerol plasticized thermoplastic sago starch. Advanced Materials Research, 576. pp. 289-292. ISSN 1022-6680

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Thermoplastic sago starch (TPSS) was produced by plasticizing with glycerol through melt blending before being compression moulded. The investigated TPSS was prepared at glycerol/starch weight fraction of 40/60, 35/65 and 30/70. The functional groups composition, tensile strength, density, moisture content and water absorption were evaluated and compared at different glycerol/starch ratio. The compatibility of the glycerol as the plasticizer in the TPSS was proven by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) where glycerol could form stable hydrogen bond with sago starch. This preliminary study demonstrated that the stress at maximum load was only applicable for lower glycerol/starch ratio of 30/70. The density of TPSS was inversely proportional to the increment of glycerol/starch ratio whereas moisture content and water absorption had opposite relationship.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3254/26637
Uncontrolled Keywords: Glycerol, Sago, Thermoplastic Starch
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Ir Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2012 10:25
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 10:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26637

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