Immobilization of Chitosan Onto Polypropylene Foil via Air/Solution Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Afterglow Treatment

  • D. NikitinEmail author
  • I. Lipatova
  • I. Naumova
  • N. Sirotkin
  • P. Pleskunov
  • I. Krakovský
  • I. Khalakhan
  • A. Choukourov
  • V. Titov
  • A. Agafonov
Original Paper


The combination of an atmospheric pressure plasma afterglow operated in air with wet grafting was utilized for the immobilization of chitosan on the surface of polypropylene foil. The plasma treatment results in a local modification of polymer surface along the sample axis with a modified zone of width 2 cm. Moreover, plasma treatment initiates etching and melting of the polymer on micro-level. Processing in combination with chitosan solution in-line prevents thermal effects and results in the formation of island-like chitosan structures. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) reveal the presence of chemical groups typical for chitosan structure.


Atmospheric pressure plasma Solution plasma processing Polypropylene Chitosan Immobilization 



The authors acknowledge the support from the Charles University in Prague through the grant SVV 260 444/2018. Authors also would like to thank Dr. Artem Shelemin for the assistance with XPS measurements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Nikitin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • I. Lipatova
    • 1
  • I. Naumova
    • 3
  • N. Sirotkin
    • 1
  • P. Pleskunov
    • 2
    • 4
  • I. Krakovský
    • 2
  • I. Khalakhan
    • 5
  • A. Choukourov
    • 2
  • V. Titov
    • 1
  • A. Agafonov
    • 1
  1. 1.G. A. Krestov Institute of Solution Chemistry, Russian Academy of SciencesIvanovoRussia
  2. 2.Department of Macromolecular Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Natural SciencesIvanovo State Agricultural AcademyIvanovoRussia
  4. 4.Department of Electronic Devices and MaterialsIvanovo State University of Chemistry and TechnologyIvanovoRussia
  5. 5.Department of Surface and Plasma Science, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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