Preparation and Characterization of Electrically Conductive Films From Native Sago Starch

Ivelyn Bong Chen, Hung (2015) Preparation and Characterization of Electrically Conductive Films From Native Sago Starch. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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This research aimed to prepare electrically conductive films from native sago starch and characterize the physico-chemical properties of poIythiophene/starch-based (PTh/starch) film. Native sago starch is a locally produced biopolymer which is cheap, abundant and biodegradable. In this study, PTh/starch-based thin films were successfully prepared by a chemical oxidative deposition method by undergoing a polymerization process using dichloromethane (CH2C12)/acetonitrile (CH3CN) as binary organic solvent system, iron (III) chloride (FeCl3) as oxidant and N-cetyl-N, N, N-trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as cationic surfactant. The surface morphology and the composition of the PTh/starch films were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Electron Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDX). The electrical conductivity of PTh/starch films was determined using a multi-meter.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Native sago starch, Polythiophene (PTh), Electrical conductivity.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2020 07:33
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2021 06:06

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