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Cellulose Nanocrystals/ZnO as a Bifunctional Reinforcing Nanocomposite for Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Chitosan Blend Films: Fabrication, Characterization and Properties

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences, June 2014
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Title
Cellulose Nanocrystals/ZnO as a Bifunctional Reinforcing Nanocomposite for Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Chitosan Blend Films: Fabrication, Characterization and Properties
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International Journal of Molecular Sciences, June 2014
DOI 10.3390/ijms150611040
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Authors

Susan Azizi, Mansor B. Ahmad, Nor Azowa Ibrahim, Mohd Zobir Hussein, Farideh Namvar

Abstract

In this study, cellulose nanocrystals/zinc oxide (CNCs/ZnO) nanocomposites were dispersed as bifunctional nano-sized fillers into poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and chitosan (Cs) blend by a solvent casting method to prepare PVA/Cs/CNCs/ZnO bio-nanocomposites films. The morphology, thermal, mechanical and UV-vis absorption properties, as well antimicrobial effects of the bio-nanocomposite films were investigated. It demonstrated that CNCs/ZnO were compatible with PVA/Cs and dispersed homogeneously in the polymer blend matrix. CNCs/ZnO improved tensile strength and modulus of PVA/Cs significantly. Tensile strength and modulus of bio-nanocomposite films increased from 55.0 to 153.2 MPa and from 395 to 932 MPa, respectively with increasing nano-sized filler amount from 0 to 5.0 wt %. The thermal stability of PVA/Cs was also enhanced at 1.0 wt % CNCs/ZnO loading. UV light can be efficiently absorbed by incorporating ZnO nanoparticles into a PVA/Cs matrix, signifying that these bio-nanocomposite films show good UV-shielding effects. Moreover, the biocomposites films showed antibacterial activity toward the bacterial species Salmonella choleraesuis and Staphylococcus aureus. The improved physical properties obtained by incorporating CNCs/ZnO can be useful in variety uses.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 153 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 21%
Student > Master 21 14%
Researcher 20 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 6%
Student > Postgraduate 8 5%
Other 22 14%
Unknown 42 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 25 16%
Materials Science 21 14%
Engineering 15 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 6%
Chemical Engineering 9 6%
Other 29 19%
Unknown 46 30%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 September 2017.
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#4,836,164
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#22
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