The effect of deacetylation on chitin nanocrystals for the production of chitin-PLA nanocomposites

Kieke de Boer, Ivanna Colijn, C.G.P.H. Schroen

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Abstract

The replacement of traditionally used fossil fuel based plastics with bioplastics would contribute to the transition to a more sustainable circular economy Unfortunately, bioplastics often do not meet requirements in terms of strength and barrier properties and are therefore unsuited to function as food packaging material In this research, we aim at improving properties of a promising bioplastic, polylactic acid ( by the incorporation of chitin nanocrystals. The major focus lays on the effect of deacetylation on the properties of the chitin nanocrystals During deacetylation, acetylgroups on the chitin nanocrystals are replaced by amino groups
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2019
EventELLS scientific student conference 2019 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 15 Nov 201916 Nov 2019

Conference

ConferenceELLS scientific student conference 2019
CountrySweden
CityUppsala
Period15/11/1916/11/19

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de Boer, K., Colijn, I., & Schroen, C. G. P. H. (2019). The effect of deacetylation on chitin nanocrystals for the production of chitin-PLA nanocomposites. Poster session presented at ELLS scientific student conference 2019, Uppsala, Sweden.