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Plant proteins as binders in cellulosic paper composites.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20361995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Plant proteins are used - for the first time - in this work as bulk binders for cellulosic fibers in paper composites. Soy bean protein and wheat gluten were denatured by two methods, namely by: urea+NaOH and by urea+NaOH+acrylamide. Addition of increased amounts of the denatured proteins resulted in a significant increase in all paper strength properties. Soy protein led, in addition, to a remarkable enhancement in opacity. The use of proteins increased kaolin retention in the paper composites, while keeping the paper strength higher than the blank protein-free paper. The results show that plant proteins are favorable than synthetic adhesives; because they are biodegradable and do not cause troubles in paper recycling i.e. they are environmentally friendly.
Yehia Fahmy; Nahla A El-Wakil; Ahmed A El-Gendy; Ragab E Abou-Zeid; M A Youssef
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of biological macromolecules     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1879-0003     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Biol. Macromol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-08-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909578     Medline TA:  Int J Biol Macromol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Cellulose and Paper Department, National Research Center, Sh. El-Tahrir, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Cellulose / chemistry*
Conservation of Natural Resources / methods
Glutens / chemistry*
Kaolin / chemistry
Protein Denaturation
Sodium Hydroxide / chemistry
Soybean Proteins / chemistry*
Soybeans / chemistry*
Triticum / chemistry*
Urea / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Soybean Proteins; 1310-73-2/Sodium Hydroxide; 1332-58-7/Kaolin; 57-13-6/Urea; 8002-80-0/Glutens; 9004-34-6/Cellulose

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