The effect of silver salts on the properties of sugarcane bagasse cellulose

Silungile H. Ngceza, Linda Z. Linganiso, Setumo V. Motloung, Lehlohonolo F. Koao, Ella C. Linganiso, Tshwafo E. Motaung*

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In this study, X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) methods were used to study the structure and the thermal degradation of the cellulose modified with silver nitrate, silver sulphate and silver borate. The absorption of the nitrate derivative is more intense followed by the borate. All the cellulose derivatives showed two degradation steps, except for bromate derivatives which indicated the third peak that is related to a nature and chemistry of a derivative presence. The modification seems competent for an application for modified fillers in polymer composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)957-964
Number of pages8
JournalWood Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellulose derivatives
  • Silver borate
  • Silver nitrate
  • Silver sulphate


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