A study on physical and chemical properties of cellulose paper immersed in various solvent mixtures

ŞAHİN H., Arslan M. B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, vol.9, no.1, pp.78-88, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The cellulose paper treated in proportional mixture systems showed higher liquid absorption compare to only EtOH and MeOH treatments. It was approximately 40-70% and 50-91% higher for EtOH-NaOH and MeOH-NaOH treated papers, respectively. All conditions apparently bring about an effect of decreased strength for papers. The lowest tensile strength of 13.0 N/mm was found with EtOH and NaOH treated samples after 5th repeating wetting-drying stage. But, some conditions gave approximately 21-59.5% higher stretch than untreated samples. The pore size distributions of papers were evaluated with Simons stain procedure and experimental results usually consisted with sorption data. The less intense CH(2)-CH(2)- vibrations (1450-1700 cm(-1)) and C-C and C-O-C peak areas in FTIR spectra indicates lowering H-bonds in solvent treated and dried paper network structure.