Properties of n-Eicosane-Loaded Silk Fibroin-Chitosan Microcapsules


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Basal G. , Deveci S. S. , Yalcin D., Bayraktar O.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.121, no.4, pp.1885-1889, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 121 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/app.33651
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1885-1889
  • Keywords: microcapsule, PCM, silk fibroin, chitosan, n-eicosane, PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS, ENERGY-STORAGE, TEXTILES, FILMS, PH

Abstract

PCM microcapsules containing n-eicosane were prepared by complex coacervation of silk fibroin (SF) and chitosan (CHI). Chemical characterization of microcapsules was carried out using Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. Thermal properties and thermal stability of microencapsulated n-eicosane were determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermal gravimetric analysis TGA). FTIR spectra confirmed the encapsulation of n-eicosane within the microcapsules. Results from thermal analyses showed that microcapsules consisted of an average of 45.7 wt % n-eicosane, and had a thermal energy storage and release capacity of about 93.04 J/g and 89.68 J/g, respectively. (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 121:1885-1889, 2011