Preparation and Modification of Chitin-Based Fibers

Research paper by G. M. Mikhailov, M. F. Lebedeva

Indexed on: 01 Sep '05Published on: 01 Sep '05Published in: Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry


Spinning solutions of chitin were modified with polyvinylpyrrolidone, methyl cellulose, and sulfite cellulose. The resulting systems were used for preparing fibers by the wet formation method. The deformation and strength characteristics of these fibers were determined, and their X-ray diffraction analysis was carried out. The influence of the modifying additives on the structure and characteristics of the systems prepared was explained.