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Effect of lactic/glycolic acid side chains on the thermal degradation kinetics of chitosan derivatives
KTH, Superseded Departments, Polymer Technology.
2000 (English)In: Polymer, ISSN 0032-3861, E-ISSN 1873-2291, Vol. 41, no 13, 4841-4847 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The thermal degradation properties of chitosan and lactic and/or glycolic acid grafted chitosan have been studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analyses (TG) in the range of 25-500 degrees C. Both DSC and dynamic TG results show that the samples are thermal degraded easily after grafting the lactic and/or glycolic acid. From the isothermal TG experiments, the initial activation energy and the activation energy at different stages is obtained. The initial activation energy of all grafted samples is much lower than that of chitosan, especially for the sample GA/CS = 2 and it varies with degree of conversion. The FT-IR spectra of thermally degraded residues give an indication of the chitosan polyscaccharide ring degradation after 30 min in 280 degrees C, while sample GA/CS = 2 will degrade only after 15 min.

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2000. Vol. 41, no 13, 4841-4847 p.
Keyword [en]
chitosan, chitosan derivative, lactic acid
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19652ISI: 000086181800009OAI: diva2:338344
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10Bibliographically approved

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