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|title: ||Preparation and characterization of novel biodegradable composites based on acylated cellulose fibers and poly(ethylene sebacate)|
|authors: ||Fernandes, Tânia F.|
Freire, Carmen S.R.
Silvestre, Armando J.D.
Neto, Carlos Pascoal
|issue date: ||2011|
|abstract: ||The preparation and characterization of biodegradable composite materials with improved properties
based on poly(ethylene sebacate) (PES) and acylated cellulose ﬁbers is reported. These biocomposites
showed improved mechanical properties, as evidenced by the increase in both elastic and Young moduli
and in the tensile strength, and also showed low water sensitivity and a high biodegradability rate. These
novel biocomposites were prepared essentially from renewable resources and therefore constitute an
important contribution to the development of the area of sustainable composite materials.|
|publisher version/DOI: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2011.09.005|
|source: ||Composites Science and Technology|
|appears in collections||DQ - Artigos|
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