Poly(lactic acid)/lignin blends prepared with the Pickering emulsion template method

Li, Xiang and Hegyesi, Nóra and Zhang, Yuncong and Mao, Zhiping and Feng, Xueling and Wang, Bijia and Pukánszky, Béla and Sui, Xiaofeng (2019) Poly(lactic acid)/lignin blends prepared with the Pickering emulsion template method. EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 110. pp. 378-384. ISSN 0014-3057

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In this work, the Pickering emulsion template method was used to introduce lignin nanoparticles into poly(lactic acid) (PLA) with improved dispersion. The effect of lignin as the stabilizer of Pickering emulsions was studied in this paper, including the thermal, rheological and mechanical properties of the blends. The PLA/lignin films had reduced light transmission in the UV light region, and Young’s modulus of PLA/lignin blends increased, while their tensile strength and elongation-at-break decreased as compared to neat PLA film. The introduction of lignin improved crystallinity of PLA from 7.5% to over 15%, and increased its decomposition temperature by about 10 °C. The lignin in the blends prepared using the Pickering emulsion template approach had much larger load bearing capacity than the dispersed lignin particles in the usual melt blended material. All the results indicated that the Pickering emulsion template method improves the dispersion of lignin (over 5.0 wt%) in PLA and improves UV protection, crystallinity, decomposition temperature and Young’s modulus of PLA.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD04 Organic chemistry / szerves kémia
Depositing User: Dr. János/J Móczó
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 13:47
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 13:47

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