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Green power—“molten” starch adhesives

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A novel ‘green’ starch-based adhesive for bonding aluminium has been developed. Detailed thermal analysis studies show that ‘liquid starch’ obtained during controlled thermolysis of starch could potentially eliminate the need for chromic and sulfuric acid treatments and non-renewable adhesives. It was found that these materials only act as adhesives in a narrow temperature range around 250 °C. Materials were investigated using thermal analysis, diffuse reflectance infrared spectroscopy and mechanical analysis of single lap joints.

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The article was received on 10 Jun 2009, accepted on 23 Jul 2009 and first published on 03 Sep 2009

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B911342H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 8589-8593
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    Green power—“molten” starch adhesives

    P. S. Shuttleworth, V. Budarin and J. H. Clark, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 8589
    DOI: 10.1039/B911342H

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