Facile Fabrication of Polysaccharide Nanocomposites Using Ionic Gelation Method

Authors

  • Mostafa Yusefi Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kamyar Shameli Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Pooneh Kia Institute of Bio Science, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Malaysia
  • Hemra Hamrayev Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/jrnn.3.1.3745

Keywords:

Polysaccharide, Chitosan, Ionic Gelation Method, Nanocomposites

Abstract

Polysaccharide-based nanomaterials with significant biocompatibility and physiochemical features have been widely analyzed in modern biomedical nanotechnology. Chitosan-coating is an advantageous procedure to provide several pharmacological characteristics of chitosan on the reinforcement. Here, we fabricated polysaccharide nanocomposites using the facile ionic gelation method and sodium tripolyphosphate (TPP) cross-linker. The polysaccharide nanocomposites comprised natural cellulose and chitosan as reinforcement and coating agents, respectively. From the image of the scanning electron microscope, the nanocomposites indicated almost spherical dimensions with sizes below 60 nm. Results from X-ray powder diffraction and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy showed multifunctional properties of the nanocomposites related to both cellulose and chitosan. Therefore, the ionic gelation method is potentially appropriate to synthesize the polysaccharide nanocomposites for medically-related applications.

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Published

2021-08-09

How to Cite

Mostafa Yusefi, Kamyar Shameli, Pooneh Kia, & Hemra Hamrayev. (2021). Facile Fabrication of Polysaccharide Nanocomposites Using Ionic Gelation Method. Journal of Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 3(1), 37–45. https://doi.org/10.37934/jrnn.3.1.3745

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