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Influence of poly(vinyl alcohol) on cellulose photochemical stability in cryogels during UV irradiation

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Influence of poly(vinyl alcohol) on cellulose photochemical stability in cryogels during UV irradiation
Abstract

•PVA/cellulose cryogels wound dressings were exposed to UV irradiation.•Color changes were correlated with structural modifications during UV exposure.•Different chromophores accumulated on cryogels surfaces during UV exposure.•Photochemical decomposition mechanisms were established.•PVA retarded cellulose photodecomposition.

The paper deals with surface properties modifications of cryogels based on poly(vinyl alcohol) and cellulose during exposure to several doses of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. Significant color changes were observed during UV exposure. The cryogels exhibited a fading trend with irradiation dose increase. Structures accumulated instable red chromophores and exhibited a yellowing tendency. The ultraviolet–visible (UV–vis), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra indicated important structural modifications during irradiation. The cryogels followed a complex photodecomposition mechanism through random macromolecular chain scissions accompanied by decarbonylation and photooxidation with carbonyl and carboxyl groups accumulation. Hydroperoxides, which were confirmed by an iodometric method, acted as important initiating sites. Cellulose chains were photochemically protected by poly(vinyl alcohol) up to a concentration of 70% in the cryogels, after which phase separation phenomena occurred as demonstrated by scanning electron microscopy technique (SEM), thus ending the protective effect of PVA. The major evolved volatile compounds during cryogels photodecomposition were identified by means of mass spectrometry (MS) and were the following: acetic acid, acetone, 2-propenal, propanoic acid, butanoic acid and ethyl methyl ketone.

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Keywords
Photochemical behavior; Cellulose; Cryogels; Poly(vinyl alcohol); Color analysis; FTIR
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 297, 15 January 2015, Pages 20–30
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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