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Adsorption of a strong polyelectrolyte to model lignin surfaces
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
2008 (English)In: Biomacromolecules, ISSN 1525-7797, E-ISSN 1526-4602, Vol. 9, no 7, 2081-2086 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The adsorption of a strong, highly charged cationic polyelectrolyte to a kraft lignin thin film was investigated as a function of the adsorbing solution conditions using the quartz crystal microbalance. The polyelectrolyte, PDADMAC, with a molecular weight of 100 kDa and one cationic charge group per monomer, was adsorbed to the anionically charged lignin film in the pH range 3.5-9.5 in electrolyte solution of 0.1 to 100 mM NaCl. At low pH, the adsorbed amount of PDADMAC was minimal, however, this increased as a function of increasing pH. Indeed, the surface excess increased significantly at about pH 8.5, where ionization of the phenolic groups on the lignin macromolecule may be expected. Furthermore, at this elevated pH, the adsorbed amount of PDADMAC decreased as the ionic strength of the solution increased above I mM. This is due to the competitive adsorption of counterions to the lignin surface and indicates that the adsorption of PDADMAC to lignin is of a pure electrosorption nature.

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2008. Vol. 9, no 7, 2081-2086 p.
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quartz-crystal microbalance, qcm-d, cationic polyacrylamide, cellulose, fibers, charge-density, thin-films, forces, spectroscopy, oscillation, derivatives
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17691DOI: 10.1021/bm800415uISI: 000257639500048ScopusID: 2-s2.0-48449087143OAI: diva2:335736
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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