Ayyappan, Vijaya Gowri and Vhatkar, Shashikant Shivaji and Bose, Somashree and Sampath, Srinivasan and Das, Sujoy K. and Samanta, Debasis and Mandal, Asit Baran (2022) Incorporations of gold, silver and carbon nanomaterials to kombucha-derived bacterial cellulose: Development of antibacterial leather-like materials. Journal of the Indian Chemical Society, 99 (1). Art No-100278. ISSN 0019-4522

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Bacterial cellulose (BC), derived from kombucha scoby have extraordinary organoleptic properties suitable for development of leather-like materials. An improvement in physical and mechanical property is desirable for the practical applications. This work deals with the treatment of BC by incorporations of three different nanomaterials such as gold nanoparticles (AuNP), silver nanoparticles (AgNP) and graphene oxide (GO). Achieving combined benefits via synergic interactions of different nanomaterials is the major objective herein. While graphene oxide can influence some of the parameters related to mechanical properties, silver nanomaterials can offer antibacterial characteristics. Gold nano materials can bridge the BC/silver/graphene oxide as well as provide the desirable aesthetic colour. Different physical chemical and mechanical characteristics were studied in detail. For example, changes in morphology by imaging fiber network were studied using scanning electron microscopy. Fibre properties were studied by Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). Elemental composition was studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis and Raman analysis. The improvement of hydrophobicity was studied by Contact angle meter. Thermal analysis was performed using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). A Picture was provided in ESI to show the modified material's leather-like appearances.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2023 04:44
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2023 04:44
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/5416

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