In this work, chitosan-succinic acid membranes were prepared by casting method and the physicochemical and mechanical properties of non-neutralized and neutralized with NaOH films were compared. Mechanical strength, flexibility, thermal stability and water-vapor permeability of chitosan membranes are significantly improved after neutralization. These improvements could be partly ascribed to the use of a dicarboxylic acid, which decreases the spacing between chitosan chains as a consequence of ionic crosslinking. Moreover, the addition of the strong base to the hydrogel promotes the formation of amide bonds, as suggested by FTIR analysis and demonstrated by acid-base titration. The favorable features of chitosan-succinic acid films as well as the possibility to easily incorporate drugs, enzymes, essential oils or other additives in the hydrogel, make such membranes suitable for many applications.

Ionic and covalent crosslinking in chitosan-succinic acid membranes: Effect on physicochemical properties

Gabriele F.;Spreti N.
2021

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In this work, chitosan-succinic acid membranes were prepared by casting method and the physicochemical and mechanical properties of non-neutralized and neutralized with NaOH films were compared. Mechanical strength, flexibility, thermal stability and water-vapor permeability of chitosan membranes are significantly improved after neutralization. These improvements could be partly ascribed to the use of a dicarboxylic acid, which decreases the spacing between chitosan chains as a consequence of ionic crosslinking. Moreover, the addition of the strong base to the hydrogel promotes the formation of amide bonds, as suggested by FTIR analysis and demonstrated by acid-base titration. The favorable features of chitosan-succinic acid films as well as the possibility to easily incorporate drugs, enzymes, essential oils or other additives in the hydrogel, make such membranes suitable for many applications.
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