Synthesis and Biodegradation Study of Starch/PVA/Nanoclay Blend

Preparation of nanocoposite of Starch Polyvinylacetate Montmorillonite nanoclay and its biodegradation study

  • Geeta Saini University of Delhi
  • Himani Chauhan University of Delhi
  • Aeshna Gupta University of Delhi
  • Disha Gangotia University of Delhi
Keywords: Food packaging, Nanoclay, Biodegradable, PVA, Starch

Abstract

In this research work, we have synthesized blend of starch/PVA/nanoclay via solution cast method. The composition of blend was starch and PVA in 1:1 ratio by weight with citric acid as plasticizer. The amount of nanoclay was varied between 0.5 to 2 wt%. The structure elucidation of the film by Scanning electron microscopy reveals homogeneous dispersion of nanoclay into polymer matrix. The biodegradation of the films were studied by soil burial method and enzymatic hydrolysis and it was found that completely biodegradable films were produced which could serve as potential candidate for food packaging.

Author Biographies

Geeta Saini, University of Delhi

Department of Chemistry
Gargi College,

Himani Chauhan, University of Delhi

Department of Chemistry,
Gargi College

Aeshna Gupta, University of Delhi

Undergraduate Student
Department of Microbiology
Gargi College

Disha Gangotia, University of Delhi

Undergraduate Student
Department of Microbiology
Gargi College

Starch/PVA/Nanoclay Blend
Published
2018-09-04
How to Cite
Saini, G., Chauhan, H., Gupta, A., & Gangotia, D. (2018). Synthesis and Biodegradation Study of Starch/PVA/Nanoclay Blend. Journal of Materials NanoScience, 5(1), 29-34. Retrieved from http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/60
Section
Research Articles