An Useful Biomass Component for Simple Fabrication of the Honeycomb Poly(L,L-lactide) Film

Authors

  • Yoshito Ando Eco-Town Collaborative R&D Center for the Environment and Recycling, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2-4 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0196, Japan
  • Suphachai Pattanawihok Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2-4 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0196, Japan.
  • Vincent Jauzein Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2-4 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0196, Japan.
  • Minato Wakisaka Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2-4 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0196, Japan.
  • Yoshihito Shirai Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2-4 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0196, Japan.
  • Haruo Nishida Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2-4 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0196, Japan.

Keywords:

Plant oil, Biomass, Poly(L, L-lactic acid), Honeycomb film, Porous film

Abstract

This concept is the development of useful material based on biomass such as a poly(L,L-lactide)[PLLA] with new added-value to extend applications. PLLA, which is an attractive raw material produced from renewable resources, has received much attention for applications in bioabsorbable and biodegradable materials. However, PLLA is not utilized well for practical use. This paper has explored an additive compound, which is a biocompatibility, to easy make a regular patterned porous film from PLLA to provide a valuable material. The method we adopted was to form a regular pattern on polymer film containing a surfactant in order to help the amphiphilic polymer to migrate at the interface between the organic solvent and the water droplets as the water-assisted formation method. To give the regular patterned porous film, some compounds from biomass were used for the water-assisted formation method. As surfactants in PLLA solutions, the experimental results showed the effectiveness of soy-bean oil. The pore size and surface morphology on the film can be controlled through the moisture condition, the PLLA concentration, and the molecular weight of PLLA.

Author Biography

Yoshito Ando, Eco-Town Collaborative R&D Center for the Environment and Recycling, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2-4 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0196, Japan

Associate Professon, Eco-Town Collaborative R&D Center for the Environment and Recycling, Kyushu Institute of Technology

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2014-07-28

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