Hybrid organic-inorganic coating with enhanced oxygen- and UV-barrier performance: Polyelectrolyte complex based on sodium alginate, poly (vinyl alcohol), and reconstructed layered double hydroxide

Hong geon Song, Jaejoon Han

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Abstract

Organic-inorganic hybrid materials with high oxygen- and UV-barrier properties were developed using a polyelectrolyte complex comprising sodium alginate (SA), poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA), and reconstructed layered double hydroxide (RLDH). These materials were applied to poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET) as a barrier coating layer at a harsh drying temperature of 120 °C, similar to environments for the industrial coating process. The RLDH nanoplatelets within the coating matrix restricted the polymer chain mobility, elevating the glass transition temperature to 105.222–159.114 °C. Below RLDH 0.2 %, the apparent coating density significantly increased to 0.93–0.94 g/cm3. The embedded RLDH gave a tortuosity within the matrix, as evidenced by an intensified (003) diffraction peak in the XRD analysis. These structural alterations contributed to high oxygen- and UV-barrier performance. Notably, the PET/SA1.0PVA0.5RLDH0.2 film exhibited an extremely low oxygen transmission rate of <0.005 cm3/m2·day, with effectively blocking UV-A (62.41 %), -B (92.45 %), and -C light (100 %). Moreover, the susceptibility of the coated film to water vapor was mitigated by laminating cast polypropylene, achieving a water vapor transmission rate of 1.17 g/m2·day. Overall, the packaging materials with advanced oxygen-, water vapor-, and UV-barrier properties show great potential for practical applications in various sectors, including food packaging and medical/electrical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number129335
JournalInternational Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Volume260
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024 Mar

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Keywords

  • Hybrid coating
  • Layered double hydroxide
  • Oxygen-barrier
  • Sodium alginate
  • UV-barrier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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