Water molecules retained in native cellulose gels obtained from Acetobacter xylinum (AX) were displaced by poly(ethylene glycol)s (PEG) of different molecular weight. The so obtained native cellulose/PEG material, characterized in film form by differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis and wide angle X-ray scattering, revealed that strong interactions occur between PEG and cellulose and that the polymer mixture is in the rubbery state at ambient temperature. Moreover, it could be dyed in supercritical carbon dioxide by disperse dyes, thus exhibiting typically lipophilic properties and suitability to be employed as a biocompatible support for lipophilic active species.

Characterization of native cellulose/poly(ethylene glycol) films / A. Seves, G. Testa, A. Bonfatti, E. Paglia, E. Selli, B. Marcandalli. - In: MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1438-7492. - 286:9(2001), pp. 524-528.

Characterization of native cellulose/poly(ethylene glycol) films

E. Selli;
2001

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Water molecules retained in native cellulose gels obtained from Acetobacter xylinum (AX) were displaced by poly(ethylene glycol)s (PEG) of different molecular weight. The so obtained native cellulose/PEG material, characterized in film form by differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis and wide angle X-ray scattering, revealed that strong interactions occur between PEG and cellulose and that the polymer mixture is in the rubbery state at ambient temperature. Moreover, it could be dyed in supercritical carbon dioxide by disperse dyes, thus exhibiting typically lipophilic properties and suitability to be employed as a biocompatible support for lipophilic active species.
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