Synthesis And Characterization Of Carboxymethyl Cellulose Film From Pistachio Shells
In this study cellulose was obtained from pistachio shell and utilized to synthesize carboxymethyl cellulose
(CMC). Synthesized CMC was used to prepare a CMC film. Pistachio pulp was converted to CMC by etherification using
sodium monochloroacetate and sodium hydroxide and yield was found approximately 80%. Isolated cellulose, CMC and film
were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Mechanical tests showed that the prepared film has a
tensile strength of 1.714 MPa.
Index Terms—Carboxymethyl cellulose, Cellulose, Film.