Effect of UV irradiation on optical, mechanical and microstructural properties of PVA/NaAlg blends

Sheela, T. and Bhajantri, R. F. and Ravindrachary, V. and Rathod, Sunil G. and Pujari, P. K. and Poojary, Boja and Somashekar, R. (2014) Effect of UV irradiation on optical, mechanical and microstructural properties of PVA/NaAlg blends. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 103. pp. 45-52. ISSN 0146-5724

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Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/Sodium alginate (NaAlg) blend films with 60:40 wt% were prepared by solution casting method and subjected to UV irradiation for different intervals of time. The optical, mechanical and morphological properties of the blend films were modified after UV irradiation. The FTIR and FT-Raman results show the chemical interaction between PVA and NaAlg. The UV–vis absorption peak at 278 nm shifts slightly towards longer wavelength and the absorption increases with irradiation time, indicate the increase in crosslinking network. The XRD results show an increase in amorphous nature with increase in UV irradiation time. The DSC/TGA results show a single glass transition temperature (Tg), which confirm that the blends are completely miscible and thermally stable up to 250 °C. The Young׳s modulus, tensile strength and stiffness of the blend films increase with increase in UV irradiation time. The SEM images confirm that the surface of 48 h UV irradiated PVA:NaAlg blend is more photo-resistant than unirradiated blend.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2014/10// [EPrints field already has value set] JO - Radiation Physics and Chemistry [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poly(vinyl alcohol), NaAlg, UV irradiation, Crosslinking, Thermal stability, Mechanical strength
Subjects: Physical Sciences > Physics
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Physics
Depositing User: Praveen Kumari B.L
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 06:48
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 06:48
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/16957

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