Chemical characterization starch and starch:lignin filma using micro-attenuated Total Rweflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (micro-ATR FTIR)

Oberle-Kilic, J., Dighton, J., Arbuckle-Keil, G. (2012) Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs 26 (2) 107-109

Micro-attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was used to investigate the chemical composition of biodegradable films produced from starch and starch: lignin in a 90:10 ratio After testing the chemical composition of these films by FTIR, it was found that the films identified as starch: lignin were chemically similar to those of starch alone. During film production, compositional changes render the end product significantly different from the intended composition

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