, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 509–524 | Cite as

Modification of cellulose/chitin mix fibers under different cold plasma conditions

  • Anamaria Sdrobiş
  • Ondrej Kylian
  • Hynek Biederman
  • Cornelia Vasile
Original Paper


A two step process was used for the cellulose/chitin mix fibers modification: the first one consists in cold plasma activation followed by the second step the reaction with different chemical modifiers by subsequent impregnation or impregnation/coupling reaction. The activation has been performed under the action of four kinds of cold plasma discharges (discharge gases: air, oxygen, nitrogen and argon). The N-isopropylacrylamide, acrylic acid and oleic acid are used as modifiers. The modified samples were characterized by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis. All results confirm the morphological and structural changes after plasma treatments which determine the modification of the cellulose/chitin mix fibers.

Graphical Abstract


Fibers Cellulose Chitin Cold plasma N-isopropylacrylamide Acrylic acid Oleic acid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anamaria Sdrobiş
    • 1
  • Ondrej Kylian
    • 2
  • Hynek Biederman
    • 2
  • Cornelia Vasile
    • 1
  1. 1.“P. Poni” Institute of Macromolecular ChemistryRomanian AcademyIasiRomania
  2. 2.Department of Polymer Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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