Application of waste sorghum stem (sorghum bicolour) as a raw material for microfibre cellulose

Sri Handayani, Yuli Amalia Husnil, Aniek Sri Handayani, Ismojo, Mochamad Chalid

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Microfibre cellulose (MFC) is one of trending topics in advanced material researches. This work was aimed to study the characteristics of MFC produced from waste sorghum stem. To produce MFC, the amorphous part presence in the fibre such as hemicellulose and lignin had to be removed through chemical process. This study compared two methods for preparing the waste sorghum stem i.e. 1) Alkalization 1-Hydrolysis-Alkalization 2-Acetylation and 2) Alkalization-Bleaching-Acetylation. Thermal stability, crystallinity, morphology, and functional group analysis were the parameters measured in this research. The method that produce MFC with better quality was the first method. The MFC had a significant reduction of amorphous fraction with crystallinity index of 81.07%. From STA analysis it was found that the MFC product was able to endure the thermal treatment at 315°C without any significant weight loss.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012015
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2019
Event13th Joint Conference on Chemistry, JCC 2018 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 7 Sept 20188 Sept 2018


  • alkalization
  • bleaching
  • fibre
  • microfibre cellulose
  • waste sorghum stem


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