A decavanadate/chitosan complex was synthesized by crosslinking chitosan with decavanadate anions at a pH of 3. The materials were characterized by Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), absorption spectroscopy (UV-Vis), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The spectroscopic results indicated that the decavanadate/chitosan complex was successfully obtained as result of an ionic crosslinking of the chitosan with decavanadate anions.
Chitosan, biomaterials, vanadium compounds, crosslinking
ZHETCHEVA, VIOLETA DIMITROVA KASSABOVA and PAVLOVA, LILYANA PARVANOVA
"Synthesis and spectral characterization of a decavanadate/chitosan complex,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 35:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol35/iss2/5