International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 6 (2016) No. 1, pages: 16-19, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.6.1.616

Crosslinking of Kapok Cellulose Fiber via Azide Alkyne Click Chemistry as a New Material for Filtering System: A Preliminary Study

Nur Syazwani Abd Rahman, Baharin Azahari, Mohd Firdaus Yhaya, Wan Ruslan Ismail

Abstract

A new class of green material has been elaborated by grafting the modified kapok fiber, by the means of azidated kapok fiber followed by “click-chemistry” reaction with the terminal alkyne crosslinker. The modified and synthesized product was characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The study also was undertaken to investigate the effect on the absorption of methylene blue from aqueous solution onto the click fiber prepared. The findings showed that the click kapok absorbed more compared to the untreated kapok. Based on the result, the reaction of click chemistry influenced the properties of the filter made from kapok fiber.

Keywords:

kapok fiber; cellulose; click chemistry; adsorption; methylene blue

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