Development of Novel Biodegradable Membrane from Plant Biomass for Daily Used Materials

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Plant biomass is produced by the commercial agricultural plantation in Malaysia, and the availability of this material led to many studies on its application as a source of renewable energy. Among the various derivatives that can be produced from biomasses, the synthesis of cellulose derivatives has been widely investigated due to their potential as a green substitute for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic. The carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) were successfully synthesized from cellulose isolated from plant biomass. Moving forward, it is then used in the copolymerization with PEG-4000 to develop a novel copolymer with enhanced mechanical and thermal properties. The copolymer produced displayed a degree of crystallinity (49%) and thermal stability, making it an appropriate plastic packaging.


ConferenceInternational Congress and Expo on Materials Science and Nanoscience (EUROMSN2023)
Abbreviated titleEUROMSN2023
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