Biodegradation of PHBV/GNS nanocomposites by Penicillium funiculosum

Biodegradation of PHBV/GNS nanocomposites by Penicillium funiculosum

Author Montagna, Larissa Stieven Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
do Amaral Montanheiro, Thais Larissa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Borges, Aline Chiodi Google Scholar
Koga-Ito, Cristiane Yumi Google Scholar
Lemes, Ana Paula Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rezende, Mirabel Cerqueira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Biodegradable polymer nanocomposites are an essential alternative to minimize the generation of polymeric solid waste that shows short shelf life and difficult degradation. In this study, nanocomposites based on poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) were prepared by the incorporation of different contents, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1.00 wt % of graphite nanosheets (GNS), using a solution casting method. The investigation of the PHBV samples biodegradation was made using filamentous fungi (Penicillium funiculosum) in solid medium. Characterization of the material was performed by weight loss, differential scanning calorimetry, carbonyl index determined by Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy, contact angle, roughness, and scanning electron microscopy. Results revealed that PHBV/GNS nanocomposites can be totally degraded in the presence of Penicillium funiculosum

however, it will be necessary high incubation period. (c) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2017, 134, 44234.
Keywords biodegradable
biopolymers & renewable polymers
nanowires and nanocrystals
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Hoboken
Language English
Sponsor CNPq
CAPES/PVNS from Brazil
FAPESP from Brazil
Grant number CNPq: 158961/2014-5
Date 2017
Published in Journal Of Applied Polymer Science. Hoboken, v. 134, n. 4, p. -, 2017.
ISSN 0021-8995 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent -
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000386939600005

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