Iodine sorption, porosity, and wettability of carboxymethylcellulose of low degree of substitution

F. Kálmán, J. Borsa, R. Madarász, I. Rusznák

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Cellulosic fabric was carboxymethylated by single-bath method for different durations. {Mathematical expression} arrived at a maximum when plotted against the time of reaction. This might be interpreted by the dissolution of the highly substituted fractions. The fibrous character of the carboxymethylated samples {Mathematical expression} remained unchanged, but the accessibility of the cellulose characterized by iodine sorption, porosity, and wettability changed significantly. The carboxymethylation had a complex effect on the investigated parameters: the values of accessibility were increasing initially, caused by opening the fibrillar structure, but decreasing later as the swollen structure was collapsing during air-drying. The studied properties were depending not only on the changes in {Mathematical expression} but also on the reaction parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalColloid & Polymer Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1989


  • Carboxymethylcellulose
  • accessibility
  • cellulose derivatives
  • iodine sorption
  • porosity
  • wettability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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