Miscibility Studies of Chitosan and Starch Blends in Buffer Solution

Sudhakar, Y N and Sowmya, . and Selvakumar, M and Bhat, Krishna D (2012) Miscibility Studies of Chitosan and Starch Blends in Buffer Solution. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 49. pp. 1099-1105. ISSN 1520-5738

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The miscibility of chitosan (CS) and starch in buffer solution (CH3COOH and CH3COONa) has been investigated by viscosity, density and refractive index methods at 303 K, 313 K, and 323 K. Various interaction parameters such as polymer-polymer and blend-solvent interaction parameters and heat of mixing have been calculated using viscosity and density data. The results indicated the existence of positive interactions in the blend polymer solutions and that they are miscible below 40% of starch compositions. The study also revealed that variation of temperature does have significant effect on the miscibility of chitosan and starch blends.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polymer blends, miscibility, polymer-solvent interaction, solubility interactions, hydrogen bonding
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemistry
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 11:16
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2013 11:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136278

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