Preparation and Characterization of Calcium Carbonate Reinforced Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) Biocomposites

Kirboga S. , Öner M. , Deveci S.

CURRENT NANOSCIENCE, vol.17, no.2, pp.266-278, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1573413716999200723120228
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT NANOSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.266-278
  • Keywords: Green polymer, biocomposite, PHBV, calcium carbonate, thermal and barrier properties, DSC and XRD analysis


Background: The objective of this work was to develop biopolymer/calcium carbonate biocomposites with enhanced properties, relative to the neat polymer, by using low-cost filler calcium carbonate (CaCO3). To this end, we selected as matrices Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate, PHBV), which has attracted the most considerable interest among the biopolymers in industry.