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Effects of Optical Brightening Agent on the Chemical Degradation Characteristics of Paper Cellulose
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Effects of Optical Brightening Agent on the Chemical Degradation Characteristics of Paper Cellulose
Lee, Jae-Hun; Choi, Kyoung-Hwa; Cho, Byoung-Uk;
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This study was conducted to investigate the effects of optical brightening agents (OBA) on the chemical degradation characteristics of paper cellulose during humid heating aging. Three different types of OBAs were applied to a filter paper by dipping it in OBA solutions whose concentrations were controlled to 1% and 2%. The filter papers with an OBA were artificially aged at and 65% RH, and the changes in pH of paper and viscosity of cellulose were evaluated. Their functional groups were also analyzed by ATR-FTIR (at-tenuated total reflectance fourier transform infrared spectroscopy). It was found that OBAs influenced the chemical degradation of paper cellulose during humid heating aging. Higher concentration of OBA solutions accelerated the degradation of paper cellulose. Especially, after aging for 12 days, the paper cellulose treated with the tetra-type OBA were the most significantly aged among the three types of OBAs. It was assumed that pH of OBA solutions affected the aging characteristics.
Optical brightening agent;aging characteristics;pH;viscosity;FT-IR;
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