Characterization of molecular orientation of honeycomb-patterned films from polysaccharides

Wakako Kasai, Tetsuo Kondo, Mitsuhiro Morita

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Recently, we reported for the first time the fabrication of cellulose and cellulose triacetate films having a honeycomb-pattern 1). These films were fabricated by casting of a W/O emulsion of chloroform including cellulose triacetate and ultrapure water onto hydrophilic substrate under a saturated water vapor condition. As this technique facilitates to fabricate nano- and microstructures by self-organization, it is more convenient than the usual photolithography technique. In the film preparation, the honeycomb-patterned frames were assumed to be stretched and deposited simultaneously with natural drying around the water droplet as a mold for the porous structure. In this study, we, therefore, attempt to characterize the orientation of cellulose molecular chains in the honeycomb-patterned films from cellulose and cellulose acetate using polarized light microscopy and so on.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Polymer Preprints, Japan
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: May 25 2005May 27 2005


Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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