PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHOSPHORYLATED STARCH BLENDS WITH CHITOSAN AND POLYVINYL ALCOHOL

Paloma L. da Silva, Anida M. M. Gomes, Nágila M. P. S. Ricardo, Terezinha F. Machado
2016 Química Nova  
PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHOSPHORYLATED STARCH BLENDS WITH CHITOSAN AND POLYVINYL ALCOHOL. The aims of this study were to produce films from phosphorylated starch/chitosan/PVA blends and evaluate their physicochemical properties. The film properties were dependent on the starch percentage in the blend. The infrared spectra of the blends showed the appearance of bands at 1716 and 1733 cm -1 (stretching C = O of PVA acetate residues) and 1556 cm -1 (amide II deformation of the
more » ... ion of the chitosan) indicating the incorporation of these components into the blends. The films with high phosphorylated starch content showed low thermal and mechanical strength and high water absorption capacity while blends with higher content of chitosan and PVA showed good mechanical properties and low water vapor permeability. Films containing 40% and 20% starch showed excellent properties such as high water absorption capacity and biodegradability for use as bandages and agricultural films and also as a source of organic matter in soil.
doi:10.5935/0100-4042.20160043 fatcat:ii3a7i4csnfpljpdk3s5quyyvi