Structural characterization and tribological evaluation of quince seed mucilage

Timo J Hakala, V Saikko, Suvi Arola, Tiina Ahlroos, Aino Helle, P Kuosmanen, Kenneth Holmberg, Markus Linder, Päivi Laaksonen (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

The mucilage, originating from the seeds of quince fruit was characterized as a potential bio-inspired water-based lubricant. The mucilage consists mainly of fine cellulose nanofibrils and charged hemicelluloses whose structure and properties were characterized here by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and tribological Pin-On-Disc (POD) experiments. The hemicellulose-decorated nanocellulose fibrils were 3.0±0.7 nm in thickness, had a very large aspect ratio and also had a tendency to self-align when dried on mica surface. Macroscale tribological tests showed that the mucilage was able to reduce the coefficient of friction of polyethylene/stainless steel contact to values below 0.03. Thus, we show that quince mucilage is a native nanocellulose material with a notable ability to lower friction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-31
Number of pages8
JournalTribology International
Volume77
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • Biolubrication
  • biomimetics
  • boundary lubrication
  • macromolecules

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Hakala, T. J., Saikko, V., Arola, S., Ahlroos, T., Helle, A., Kuosmanen, P., ... Laaksonen, P. (2014). Structural characterization and tribological evaluation of quince seed mucilage. Tribology International, 77, 24-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2014.04.018
Hakala, Timo J ; Saikko, V ; Arola, Suvi ; Ahlroos, Tiina ; Helle, Aino ; Kuosmanen, P ; Holmberg, Kenneth ; Linder, Markus ; Laaksonen, Päivi. / Structural characterization and tribological evaluation of quince seed mucilage. In: Tribology International. 2014 ; Vol. 77. pp. 24-31.
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Structural characterization and tribological evaluation of quince seed mucilage. / Hakala, Timo J; Saikko, V; Arola, Suvi; Ahlroos, Tiina; Helle, Aino; Kuosmanen, P; Holmberg, Kenneth; Linder, Markus; Laaksonen, Päivi (Corresponding Author).

In: Tribology International, Vol. 77, 2014, p. 24-31.

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