Sisal fibers: surface chemical modification using reagent obtained from a renewable source; characterization of hemicellulose and lignin as model study.

@article{Megiatto2007SisalFS,
  title={Sisal fibers: surface chemical modification using reagent obtained from a renewable source; characterization of hemicellulose and lignin as model study.},
  author={Jackson D Megiatto and William Hoareau and Christian Gardrat and Elisabete Frollini and Alain Castellan},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 21},
  pages={8576-84}
}
Sisal fibers have one of the greatest potentials among other lignocellulosic fibers to reinforce polymer matrices in composites. Sisal fibers have been modified to improve their compatibility with phenolic polymer matrices using furfuryl alcohol (FA) and polyfurfuryl alcohols (PFA) that can be obtained from renewable sources. The modification corresponded first to oxidation with ClO 2, which reacts mainly with guaiacyl and syringyl units of lignin, generating o- and p-quinones and muconic… CONTINUE READING