A correlation on ultrasonication with nanocrystalline cellulose characteristics

Ishak, Nurul Atikah Mohd and Khalil, Ibrahim and Abdullah, Fatimah Zahara and Julkapli, Nurhidayatullaili Muhd (2020) A correlation on ultrasonication with nanocrystalline cellulose characteristics. Carbohydrate Polymers, 246. ISSN 0144-8617, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.116553.

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Catalytic ionic liquid hydrolysis of cellulosic material have been considered as a green and highly efficient dissolution process. However, application of a pre-treatment process, i.e; ultrasonication enhances the hydrolysis of cellulose in ionic liquid by providing mechanical force. In this paper, we describe the impact of both chemical and mechanical approaches to produce nanocrytalline cellulose (NCC) with anticipated particle size, and crystallinity with improved yields. The ultrasonication treatment was evaluated in terms of treatment time and vibration amplitude. It was found that the lowest ultrasonication time (5 min) produced the NCC of highest crystallinity (73 %), but the lowest yield (84 %). In contrary, the highest ultrasonication vibration amplitude at 90 % produced NCC with highest crystallinity value (67 %) as well as yields (90 %). It concludes that ultrasonic pre-treatment improves the hydrolysis process of cellulose in ionic liquid with increasing yield and crystallinity of NCC.

Item Type: Article
Funders: SATU Research Grant, Universiti Malaya [ST008-2018]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cellulosic; Crystallinity; Thermal stability; Ultrasonication; Hydrogen bond
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2023 02:18
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2023 02:18
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/36332

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