Watercontent Elongation TensileStrength Shear viscosity (Cp)
Samples (%) (mm) (N/mm2) 6 rpm 60 rpm
Pulp-LiCl-4% 321±0.61 8±0.21 48±0.2 203±1 200±2
Pulp-LiCl-6% 283±0.92 13±0.77 51±0.5 411±3 407±1
Pulp-LiCl-8% 241±0.54 15±0.26 62±0.3 621±2 617±4
Pulp-LiCl-10% 225±0.23 19±0.84 66±0.1 985±4 979±6
Pulp-LiCl-12% 192±0.91 20±0.65 *67±0.3 *1426±2 1422±5
Each column represents the mean (± s.e.m) number of samples tested at 25°C to obtain a relied value. Mean ± s.e.m for n=5 for each test. An asterisk indicates statistical differences from the film prepared with 12 wt% of LiCl (p<0.05).
Table 1: Properties of hydrogel membranes of pulp.