Sustainable development of polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complexes as eco-friendly barrier materials for packaging applications

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Interest in exploring high-performance eco-friendly barrier materials that could replace synthetic polymers whose composition and manufacturing processes present ecological challenges is growing. Polysaccharides are natural biopolymers already produced in large volumes for many industries including papermaking, textiles, and food production. Cellulose, starch, chitin, and their chemical derivatives, including carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and chitosan (CS) are among the highest volume, least expensive biopolymers produced. These polymers, however, are highly hydrophilic and do not possess adequate liquid barrier properties. Exceptional barrier behavior using these polymers has been achieved by combining them in polyelectrolyte complexation. Specifically, cationic CS and anionic CMC have been combined under high-shear homogenization to creat nanostructured particles that electrostatically coalesce during dehydration, forming a dense insoluble material. The current study demonstrates that this material is resistant to the penetration of grease (TAPPI T 559 cm-02, kit number 12), vegetable oil, and water. With the addition of rigid cellulose nanocrystals, the resulting materials exhibited improved mechanical and water vapor barrier properties. This work demonstrates that electrostatic complexation can be used to produce sustainable polysaccharide-based materials with unprecedented performance useful for replacing synthetics or higher cost alternatives in many high-volume applications including paper, food engineering, textiles, packaging, and construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGreen Polymer Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationNew Products, Processes, and Applications
EditorsH. N. Cheng, Patrick B. Smith, Richard A. Gross
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages109-123
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780841233898
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume1310
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

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Polysaccharides
Polyelectrolytes
Sustainable development
Packaging
Cellulose
Polymers
Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium
Biopolymers
Complexation
Chitosan
Textiles
Chitin
Plant Oils
Papermaking
Vegetable oils
Steam
Lubricating greases
Starch
Dehydration
Nanocrystals

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Chi, K., & Catchmark, J. M. (2018). Sustainable development of polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complexes as eco-friendly barrier materials for packaging applications. In H. N. Cheng, P. B. Smith, & R. A. Gross (Eds.), Green Polymer Chemistry: New Products, Processes, and Applications (pp. 109-123). (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 1310). American Chemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2018-1310.ch008
Chi, Kai ; Catchmark, Jeffrey M. / Sustainable development of polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complexes as eco-friendly barrier materials for packaging applications. Green Polymer Chemistry: New Products, Processes, and Applications. editor / H. N. Cheng ; Patrick B. Smith ; Richard A. Gross. American Chemical Society, 2018. pp. 109-123 (ACS Symposium Series).
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Chi, K & Catchmark, JM 2018, Sustainable development of polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complexes as eco-friendly barrier materials for packaging applications. in HN Cheng, PB Smith & RA Gross (eds), Green Polymer Chemistry: New Products, Processes, and Applications. ACS Symposium Series, vol. 1310, American Chemical Society, pp. 109-123. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2018-1310.ch008

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Green Polymer Chemistry: New Products, Processes, and Applications. ed. / H. N. Cheng; Patrick B. Smith; Richard A. Gross. American Chemical Society, 2018. p. 109-123 (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 1310).

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Chi K, Catchmark JM. Sustainable development of polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complexes as eco-friendly barrier materials for packaging applications. In Cheng HN, Smith PB, Gross RA, editors, Green Polymer Chemistry: New Products, Processes, and Applications. American Chemical Society. 2018. p. 109-123. (ACS Symposium Series). https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2018-1310.ch008