Composite Films of Arabinoxylan and Fibrous Sepiolite: Morphological, Mechanical, and Barrier Properties

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Composite Films of Arabinoxylan and Fibrous Sepiolite: Morphological, Mechanical, and Barrier Properties. / Sárossy, Zsuzsa ; Blomfeldt, J.O.; Hedenqvist, Mikael S. ; Bender Koch, Christian ; Sinha Ray, Suprakas ; Plackett, David.

In: A C S Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 4, 2012, p. 3378-3386.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Sárossy, Zsuzsa ; Blomfeldt, J.O.; Hedenqvist, Mikael S. ; Bender Koch, Christian ; Sinha Ray, Suprakas ; Plackett, David / Composite Films of Arabinoxylan and Fibrous Sepiolite: Morphological, Mechanical, and Barrier Properties.

In: A C S Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 4, 2012, p. 3378-3386.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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@article{f08ad9ee344645d6a3cb22aaab65a168,
title = "Composite Films of Arabinoxylan and Fibrous Sepiolite: Morphological, Mechanical, and Barrier Properties",
keywords = "Arabinoxylan, Sepiolite, Composite film, mPEG, Tensile properties, Barrier properties",
publisher = "American Chemical Society",
author = "Zsuzsa Sárossy and J.O. Blomfeldt and Hedenqvist, {Mikael S.} and {Bender Koch}, Christian and {Sinha Ray}, Suprakas and David Plackett",
note = "© 2012 American Chemical Society",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1021/am3002956",
volume = "4",
pages = "3378--3386",
journal = "A C S Applied Materials and Interfaces",
issn = "1944-8244",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Composite Films of Arabinoxylan and Fibrous Sepiolite: Morphological, Mechanical, and Barrier Properties

A1 - Sárossy,Zsuzsa

A1 - Blomfeldt,J.O.

A1 - Hedenqvist,Mikael S.

A1 - Bender Koch,Christian

A1 - Sinha Ray,Suprakas

A1 - Plackett,David

AU - Sárossy,Zsuzsa

AU - Blomfeldt,J.O.

AU - Hedenqvist,Mikael S.

AU - Bender Koch,Christian

AU - Sinha Ray,Suprakas

AU - Plackett,David

PB - American Chemical Society

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Hemicelluloses represent a largely unutilized resource for future bioderived films in packaging and other applications. However, improvement of film properties is needed in order to transfer this potential into reality. In this context, sepiolite, a fibrous clay, was investigated as an additive to enhance the properties of rye flour arabinoxylan. Composite films cast from arabinoxylan solutions and sepiolite suspensions in water were transparent or semitransparent at additive loadings in the 2.5−10 wt % range. Scanning electron microscopy showed that the sepiolite was well dispersed in the arabinoxylan films and sepiolite fiber aggregation was not found. FT-IR spectroscopy provided some evidence for hydrogen bonding between sepiolite and arabinoxylan. Consistent with these findings, mechanical testing showed increases in film stiffness and strength with sepiolite addition and the effect of poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether (mPEG) plasticizer addition. Incorporation of sepiolite did not significantly influence the thermal degradation or the gas barrier properties of arabinoxylan films, which is likely a consequence of sepiolite fiber morphology. In summary, sepiolite was shown to have potential as an additive to obtain stronger hemicellulose films although other approaches, possibly in combination with the use of sepiolite, would be needed if enhanced film barrier properties are required for specific applications.

AB - Hemicelluloses represent a largely unutilized resource for future bioderived films in packaging and other applications. However, improvement of film properties is needed in order to transfer this potential into reality. In this context, sepiolite, a fibrous clay, was investigated as an additive to enhance the properties of rye flour arabinoxylan. Composite films cast from arabinoxylan solutions and sepiolite suspensions in water were transparent or semitransparent at additive loadings in the 2.5−10 wt % range. Scanning electron microscopy showed that the sepiolite was well dispersed in the arabinoxylan films and sepiolite fiber aggregation was not found. FT-IR spectroscopy provided some evidence for hydrogen bonding between sepiolite and arabinoxylan. Consistent with these findings, mechanical testing showed increases in film stiffness and strength with sepiolite addition and the effect of poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether (mPEG) plasticizer addition. Incorporation of sepiolite did not significantly influence the thermal degradation or the gas barrier properties of arabinoxylan films, which is likely a consequence of sepiolite fiber morphology. In summary, sepiolite was shown to have potential as an additive to obtain stronger hemicellulose films although other approaches, possibly in combination with the use of sepiolite, would be needed if enhanced film barrier properties are required for specific applications.

KW - Arabinoxylan

KW - Sepiolite

KW - Composite film

KW - mPEG

KW - Tensile properties

KW - Barrier properties

U2 - 10.1021/am3002956

DO - 10.1021/am3002956

JO - A C S Applied Materials and Interfaces

JF - A C S Applied Materials and Interfaces

SN - 1944-8244

VL - 4

SP - 3378

EP - 3386

ER -