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Characterization and thermal properties of chitosan/perlite nanocomposites

  • Mehmet Doğan EMAIL logo , Hatice Yüksel and Berna Koçer Kizilduman


In this study, chitosan/perlite nanocomposites were synthesized using the solvent casting method and then characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, optical contact angle, differential thermal analysis/thermogravimetry, differential scanning calorimetry, atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and Zetasizer NanoS devices. Perlite was determined to be dispersed in nano size and homogeneously in the chitosan matrix. Chitosan/perlite nanocomposite was generally more thermally stable compared to pure chitosan polymer. The fact that the amount of perlite in the nanocomposite increased showed that the hydrophilic properties of nanocomposites increased. In addition, antibacterial activities of the samples were investigated using the agar-disk diffusion method and hemocompatibility testing was also performed.

Prof.Dr. Mehmet Doğan Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Chemistry Balikesir University Çağış-Balikesir 10145 TURKEY Tel.: +90 266 612 10 00/134105 Fax: +90 266 612 12 15

  1. Conflict of interest

    The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Received: 2020-07-29
Accepted: 2021-02-10
Published Online: 2021-05-12
Published in Print: 2021-05-31

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