Study on the preparation and characterization of cross-linked film of human hair keratin and cellulose

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Films of human human hair keratin were prepared from the mixture of keratin and cellulose and were cross-linked by glutaraldehyde. Properties and structure of the film were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy(FTIR), UV-visible transmittance spectra, X-Ray Diffraction(XRD), Thermogravimetric Analysis(TGA, DTG) and strength tester. The result showed that glutaraldehyde reacted with hair keratin and cellulose, a high tensile strength of 109.31MPa, elongation at break of 7.8%, moisture absorption rate of 11.36%, moisture retention rate of 63.75%, a lower UV transmittance, thermal degradation temperature of about 310°C and a higher crystallinity. The results indicate that the cross-linked film may be a promising material for textile material.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, L; Liu, J; Sui, SY; Dong, CH; Xu, JT; Zhu, P

Published Date

  • December 10, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 521 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 77 - 85

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1563-5112

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0015-0193

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00150193.2017.1390964

Citation Source

  • Scopus