Investigation into ramie whisker reinforced arylated soy protein composites

  title={Investigation into ramie whisker reinforced arylated soy protein composites},
  author={Rakesh Kumar and Lina Zhang},
  journal={Frontiers of Chemistry in China},
Whiskers were prepared from ramie fibers and were characterized using atomic force microscopy to evaluate their dimensions. SPI/whiskers composites (SW) were prepared by incorporating different weight contents (wt.%) of the whiskers into soy protein isolate (SPI). Thiodiglycol was used as a plasticizer for the preparation of SW composites. The SW composites were arylated with 2,2-diphenyl-2-hydroxyethanoic acid through the process of “dip-coating” and coded as SW-B. In this paper, the… 
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