Farah Hannan Anuar

Farah Hannan Anuar
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology

Doctor of Philosophy

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In this work, the effect of magnesium silicate (MgSiO3) as a filler on poly(lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLA-PEG) membrane was investigated towards the enhancement of adsorption capacity for removal of cationic dye. The preparation and fabrication of membranes were performed through copolymerization and phase inversion techniques. Analysis o...
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Electrocatalytic water splitting is a promising solution to resolve the global energy crisis. Tuning the morphology and particle size is a crucial aspect in designing a highly efficient nanomaterials-based electrocatalyst for water splitting. Herein, green synthesis of nickel oxide nanoparticles using phytochemicals from three different sources was...
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In this study, the extraction conditions extracted maximize amounts of phenolic and bioactive compounds from the fruit extract of Ficus auriculata by using optimized response surface methodology. The antioxidant capacity was evaluated through the assay of radical scavenging ability on DPPH and ABTS as well as reducing power assays on total phenolic...
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The effect of alkali treatment on physical, tensile, and morphological properties of single Agave Angustifolia fibre was investigated. The fibre was extracted from Agave Angustifolia leaves using a fibre extracting machine. Alkali treatment using NaOH by reflux method for 2 hours was performed on the single fibre of Agave Angustifolia. The treated...
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This paper reviews the preparation of hydrogel based on cellulose and its derivatives. Cellulose is the most abundant natural organic polymer on earth. To date, the exploitation of cellulose has been studied in various applications. However, cellulose has low solubility in water and most organic solvents. Thus, specific solvent systems such as NaOH...
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This work introduces a modified poly[N- dodecanyl-2,7-carbazole-alt-5,5-(4’,7’-di -2-thienyl -(N,N’- dodecanyl -6, 6’- isoindigo))] (PCDTID) with the unsymmetrically branched N-alkyl chain, which is as poly[N -(2-hexyldecyl)-2,7-carbazole -alt -5, 5-(4’,7’-di -2-thienyl-N,N’ -(2-hexyldecyl) -6,6’- isoindigo)] (P1). The synthesis of P1 involves Suzu...
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In this study, A. angustifolia cellulose was tested as a potential fibre for use in biocomposites based on a polylactic acid (PLA)/natural rubber (NR) blend compatibilised with liquid natural rubber. Biocomposite analyses were performed via mechanical, physical, morphological, thermal, and biodegradation characterisations to evaluate the influence...
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In this study, modified agave cellulose fibre combined by graft copolymerisation with methylmethacrylate was tested as a potential reinforcement for polylactic acid (PLA)-natural rubber/liquid natural rubber blends. Mechanical, morphological, thermal, wetting, and biodegradation characterisations were performed to assess the influence of cellulose-...
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This work introduces a modified poly[N‐9’‐heptadecanyl‐2,7‐carbazole‐alt‐5,5‐(4’,7’‐di‐2‐thienyl‐2’,1’,3’‐benzothiadiazole)] (PCDTBT) with the unsymmetrically branched N‐alkyl chain, which name as poly[N‐9’‐(2‐hexyldecyl)‐2,7‐carbazole‐alt‐5,5‐(4’,7’‐di‐2‐thienyl‐2’,1’,3’‐benzothiadiazole)] (P1). The synthesis of P1 involves dimerization, cyclizati...
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Ultra-high temperature is a process that involves heating of milk to a very high temperature to produce sterile milk products. However, food poisoning due to consumption of UHT milk still happen in Malaysia. This study was done to develop a film that is made by poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) to detect the presence of microorganisms in UHT milk products...
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Blends of PLA-NR with and without liquid natural rubber (LNR) as a compatibilizer were prepared using a melt blending process. Thermal stability and biodegradability properties of poly(lactic acid)-natural rubber (PLA-NR) blends were studied using thermogravimetric analysis and compost soil burial tests. The sample surface morphology after each bur...
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Poly(ethylene glycol)-polydimethylsiloxane (PEG-PDMS) crosslinked copolymers with mol ratios PEG:PDMS:Glycerol of 5:3:2, 6:2:2 and 7:1:2 have been prepared and characterized. The synthesis of the copolymers was carried out by the reaction between hydroxyl groups of PEG, PDMS and glycerol with isocyanate groups of 1,6-hexamethyelene diisocyanate (HM...
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The use of biodegradable material in membrane technology will be a great solution in reducing non-biodegradable waste in the landfill. Membranes can often be useful as the recycle stream can usually be much cleaner than with other techniques. This article describes the preparation of poly(l-lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLLA-PEG) free standin...
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Iota carrageenan purification was done by dissolving iota carrageenan powder in water. The purified iota carrageenan powder was analyzed by using Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analyses. The powder was used to form a purified iota carrageenan film based solid polymer elect...
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The progress of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) treatment in meeting with the regulation and standard stipulated by the Environmental Authority always been a major issue in Palm oil industries. To occupy the palm oil world market demand, palm oil industry needs to produce more than the market demand to supply necessity. Currently, South East Asia cou...
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Industrial training is a compulsory subject that has to be taken by all chemistry students in the School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The objective of the study is to identify the marketability of UKM Chemistry students from three different programmes based on the percept...
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Marine structural surface such as ships covered by biofouling becomes a major factor contributing to the production of biofilm layer. This can cause massive loss to the shipping industry and aquaculture. This study was carried out to test the ability of copolymer of poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(dimethylsiloxane) compound (PEG-PDMS) at different ratio...
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This paper describes the synthesis and characterization of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) copolymers. The copolymers were synthesized by reacting hydroxyl group (-OH) of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and polydimetylsiloxane (PDMS) with isocyanate group (R-N=C=O) of 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDI). The reaction was c...
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A polyurethane films consisting of PLLA, PPG and PLLA-PPG were prepared using solution casting method. Three types of polyurethane were prepared: PPLA:PMDI, PPG:PMDI and PLLA-PPG:PMDI in the presence of polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate (PMDI) as the coupling agent and catalyst, Sn(Oct)2. The aim of this research was to improve the physicals p...
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The focus of this research is to prepare epoxidised natural rubber (ENR)/poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) (ENR/PVDF) membrane using solution casting method and to characterize the ENR/PVDF membrane using universal tensile machine (UTM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). Composite membrane of ENR/PVDF was prepared by solution casting technique....
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The effect of telechelic liquid natural rubber (TLNR) compatibilizer on natural rubber (NR) modified by melt-blending with poly(lactic acid) (PLA-NR) is studied using infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and notched Izod impact testing to determine the structural, thermal and mechanical properties. Scanning electron...
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This study aims to improve the properties of poly(D,L-lactide) (PDLLA)through copolymerization with poly(propylene glycol)(PPG) followed by cross-linking process. Cross-linked copolymer poly(D,L-lactide/propylene glycol) with strong and elastic properties wasobtained in two steps. First step wasthe synthesis of PDLLA-PPG-PDLLA triblock copolymer vi...
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A series of biodegradable poly(D,L-lactide)-poly(ethylene glycol) multiblock poly(ether-ester-urethane)s with various lactide-to-poly(ethylene glycol) (LA/PEG) mole ratios has been successfully synthesized by ring-opening polymerization (ROP) followed by chain extension reaction through formation of urethane linkage. Resulting FT-IR spectra indicat...
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Graft copolymerisation of methyl methacrylate (MMA) onto Agave angustifolia was conducted with ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN) as the redox initiator. The maximum grafting efficiency was observed at CAN and MMA concentrations of 0.91×10(-3) and 5.63×10(-2)M, respectively, at 45°C for 3h reaction time. Four characteristic peaks at 2995, 1738, 1440, and...
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In this study, poly(D,L-lactide)-poly(ethylene glycol) multiblock poly(ether-ester-urethane)s was synthesized in the framework of environmental friendly products to meet the need for highly flexible polymers. Triblock copolymer with poly(ethylene glycol) as center block and poly(D,L-lactide) as side block were first synthesized by ring-opening poly...
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PGMA doped with ionic liquid of bmimTFSI was prepared by using solution casting technique. Chemical interactions, structure and ionic conductivities were studied by infrared analysis, x-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. BmimTFSI spread homogenously between th...
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A solid polymer electrolyte was developed from polylactide-poly(ethylene glycol) (PDLLA-PEG) block copolymer with lithium iodide as conducting salt. At the initial stage, the polymer host was synthesized by ring opening polymerization of DL-lactide followed by chain extension reaction using hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDI). The poly(ether-ester-ur...
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The grafting polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and Agave cellulose was prepared and the grafting reaction conditions were optimized by varying the reaction time and temperature, and ratio of monomer to cellulose. The resulting graft copolymers were characterized by Fourier transform infrared, X-ray diffraction analysis, thermogravimetric...
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The grafting polymerization of methyl methacrylate and Agave cellulose was prepared and their structural analysis and morphology were investigated. The grafting reaction was carried out in an aqueous medium using ceric ammonium nitrate as an initiator. The structural analysis of the graft copolymers was carried out by Fourier transform infrared a...
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Cellulose is a renewable resource that receives attention from researchers due to its potential as a raw material for the production of biofuels and new composite materials. In this study, cellulose extracted from pineapple (Ananas Comosus) leaves was grafted with polymethyl methacrylate in order to prepare a hydrophobic composite membrane with hig...

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