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Grafting of softwood kraft pulps fibers with fatty acids under cold plasma conditions.
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PMID:  21182856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cold plasma treatment is used to modify the cellulosic fibers for a variety of applications. The grafting of softwood unbleached (UBP) and bleached (BP) kraft pulp fibers has been performed under the action of cold plasma discharges, using different kinds of fatty acids. The grafted samples are characterized by FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), termogravimetry (TG-DTG) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). All these methods confirm the morphological and structural changes after plasma treatment which determines the modification in cellulosic fiber properties. The active centers created within the cellulose chains by plasma treatment were used to initiate grafting reactions with fatty acids. Such modification is useful to enhance the fibers properties such as softness and to change hydrophilic/hydrophobic balance.
Maria-Cristina Popescu; Marian Totolin; Carmen Mihaela Tibirna; Anamaria Sdrobis; Tatjana Stevanovic; Cornelia Vasile
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of biological macromolecules     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0003     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909578     Medline TA:  Int J Biol Macromol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
"Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Department of Physical Chemistry of Polymers, 41A Grigore Ghica Voda Alley, 700487 Iasi, Romania.
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