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Chitin Nanopaper from Mushroom Extract: Natural Composite of Nanofibers and Glucan from a Single Biobased Source

Fazli Wan Nawawi, Wan Mohd, Lee, Koon-Yang, Kontturi, Eero, Murphy, Richard J. and Bismarck, Alexander (2019) Chitin Nanopaper from Mushroom Extract: Natural Composite of Nanofibers and Glucan from a Single Biobased Source ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7 (7). pp. 6492-6496.

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Abstract

An isolation method with mild mechanical agitation and no acidic extraction step from a mushroom substrate resulted in chitin nanofibers (ChNFs) with large shares of retained glucans (50–65%). The subsequent chitin nanopapers exhibited exceptionally high tensile strengths of >200 MPa and moduli of ca. 7 GPa, which were largely attributed to the preserved glucans in the mixture, imparting a composite nature to the nanopapers. The isolation method for ChNFs is notably different from the conventional process with crustacean chitin sources that do not incorporate glucans and where an acidic extraction step for the removal of minerals must always be included

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Centre for Environment and Sustainability
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Fazli Wan Nawawi, Wan Mohd
Lee, Koon-Yang
Kontturi, Eero
Murphy, Richard J.rj.murphy@surrey.ac.uk
Bismarck, Alexander
Date : 6 March 2019
DOI : 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00721
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2019 American Chemical Society. This is an open access article published under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the author and source are cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Alternative biomass; Chitin nanofibers; Mechanical properties; Mild extraction; Nanopaper; Nonwoven networks
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 25 Sep 2019 11:13
Last Modified : 25 Sep 2019 11:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852788

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