Bacterial cellulose–poly(vinyl alcohol) nanocomposites prepared by an in-situ process

@article{Gea2010BacterialCA,
  title={Bacterial cellulose–poly(vinyl alcohol) nanocomposites prepared by an in-situ process},
  author={S. Gea and E. Bilotti and C. Reynolds and N. Soykeabkeaw and T. Peijs},
  journal={Materials Letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={64},
  pages={901-904}
}
  • S. Gea, E. Bilotti, +2 authors T. Peijs
  • Published 2010
  • Materials Science
  • Materials Letters
  • Bio-nanocomposites were prepared by an in-situ growth process through the direct addition of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) into the Acetobacter xylinum inoculated medium and compared with composites made by impregnation of bacterial cellulose (BC) gels with a PVA solution. Mechanical property tests showed that the presence of PVA in the BC acts as a plasticizer, interrupting hydrogen bonding between cellulose fibrils within the BC network. This resulted in a reduction in Young's modulus and an… CONTINUE READING
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