Extraction and Characterization of New Cellulose Fiber from the Agrowaste of Lagenaria Siceraria (Bottle Guard) Plant

N. Saravanan, P.S. Sampath, T.A. Sukantha
2016 JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN CHEMISTRY  
This article explores the extraction and characterization of natural fiber from the agro-waste of Lagenaria siceraria (LS)plant stem (commonly known as "bottle guard") for the first time. The extracted fiber from the waste stems has highcellulose content (79.91 %) with good tensile strength (257–717 MPa) and thermal stability (withstand up to 339.1°C). Theimmense percentage of crystalline index (92.4%) with the crystalline size (7.2 nm) as well as low density (1.216 g/cm3) ofthe LS fiber
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doi:10.24297/jac.v12i9.3991 fatcat:nezm6ztrmzaajna2if2qrdcszi