Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Journal of Materials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 413578, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/413578
Research Article

PVA/Polysaccharides Blended Films: Mechanical Properties

Laboratório de Química de Proteínas, Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular, ICB 2, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Caxia Postal 131, 74001-970 Goiânia, GO, Brazil

Received 30 November 2012; Revised 1 March 2013; Accepted 8 March 2013

Academic Editor: Peter Chang

Copyright © 2013 Fábio E. F. Silva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. K. G. Satyanarayana, G. G. C. Arizaga, and F. Wypych, “Biodegradable composites based on lignocellulosic fibers—an overview,” Progress in Polymer Science, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 982–1021, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. K. Y. Lee and D. J. Mooney, “Alginate: properties abd biomedical applications,” Progress in Polymer Science, vol. 37, pp. 106–126, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  3. E. Khor, H. Wu, L. Y. Lim, and C. M. Guo, “Chitin-methacrylate: preparation, characterization and hydrogel formation,” Materials, vol. 4, pp. 1728–1746, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  4. S. Tripathi, G. K. Mehrotra, and P. K. Dutta, “Physicochemical and bioactivity of cross-linked chitosan-PVA film for food packaging applications,” International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 372–376, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. E. S. Costa-Júnior, E. F. Barbosa-Stancioli, A. A. P. Mansur, W. L. Vasconcelos, and H. S. Mansur, “Preparation and characterization of chitosan/poly(vinyl alcohol) chemically crosslinked blends for biomedical applications,” Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 472–481, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. I. S. Fahim, S. M. Elhaggar, and H. Elayat, “Experimental investigation of natural fiber reinforced polymers,” Materials Sciences and Applications, vol. 3, pp. 59–66, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  7. M. A. Oliveira, D. A. Silva, D. E. A. Uchoa et al., “Synthesis and characterization of carboxymethylated red angico (Anadenanthera macrocarpa) exudate polysaccharide,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 103, no. 5, pp. 2985–2991, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. R. C. M. De Paula, P. M. Budd, and J. F. Rodrigues, “Characterization of Anadenanthera macrocarpa exudate polysaccharide,” Polymer International, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 55–60, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. T. M. Silva, P. O. Santiago, L. L. A. Purcena, and K. F. Fernandes, “Study of the cashew gum polysaccharide for the horseradish peroxidase immobilization—structural characteristics, stability and recovery,” Materials Science and Engineering C, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 526–530, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. J. S. Maciel, D. A. Silva, H. C. B. Paula, and R. C. M. De Paula, “Chitosan/carboxymethyl cashew gum polyelectrolyte complex: synthesis and thermal stability,” European Polymer Journal, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 2726–2733, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. D. M. W. Anderson and P. C. Bell, “Structural analysis of the gum polysaccharide from anacardium occidentale,” Analytica Chimica Acta, vol. 79, no. C, pp. 185–197, 1975. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. ASTM, “Designation: D638M-93, standard test method for tensile properties of thin plastic sheeting,” in Annual Book of ASTM Standards, ASTM, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, 1995. View at Google Scholar
  13. D. F. Stamatialis, B. J. Papenburg, M. Gironés et al., “Medical applications of membranes: drug delivery, artificial organs and tissue engineering,” Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 308, no. 1-2, pp. 1–34, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. Y. U. Nabar, D. Draybuck, and R. Narayan, “Physicomechanical and hydrophobic properties of starch foams extruded with different biodegradable polymers,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 58–68, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. S. Bose and M. Biswas, “The structure of the gum of Anacardium occidentale,” Acta Horticulturae, vol. 108, pp. 207–217, 1985. View at Google Scholar
  16. F. Yamashita, A. Nakagawa, G. F. Veiga, S. Mali, and M. V. E. Grossmann, “Biodegradable active packaging for minimally processed fruits and vegetables,” Brazilian Journal of Food Technology, vol. 8, pp. 335–343, 2005. View at Google Scholar