Preparation and characterization of citric acid crosslinked starch based bioplastic

Ishita Chakraborty, N. Pooja, Indira Govindaraju, Vishwanath Managuli, Soumyabrata Banik, Krishna Kishore Mahato, Nirmal Mazumder

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To reduce dependence on fossil fuels and boost sustainability, bioplastics offer an exceptional replacement for petroleum-based environmentally harmful plastics. The present work describes the preparation and characterization of starch-based bioplastic composites reinforced with 10%, 30%, and 50% citric acid for crosslinking. Comprehensive morphological and topographical characterization of the developed bioplastics were conducted using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM) in tapping mode to compare features of the developed bioplastics. Further, the water solubility of the synthesized bioplastics also decreased with increasing concentrations of citric acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event9th National Conference on Condensed Matter Physics and Applications, CMPA 2021 - Virtual, Online, India
Duration: 16-09-202117-09-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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