humic acids

Study of Hybrid Humic Acids Modification of Environmentally Safe Biodegradable Films Based on Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose

The possibility of increasing the strength and operational properties of ecologically safe biodegradable polymeric materials based on hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose by using its modification with the different types of humic acids (HAs) from lignite is considered. Hybrid ecologically safe high-strength films with antibacterial properties were obtained for the first time. Physicochemical studies and IR spectroscopy confirmed the development of hybrid structures of hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, modified with the different types of HAs.


The antioxidant properties of humic acids of various origins have been investigated (from bio-humus, black soil from Ternopil region, and peat from different regions, such as: Velykyi Liubin, Drohobych and Belarus Republic). Titrimetric analysis has been shown the quantitative composition of the acidic functional groups of the obtained humic acids. According to the data of thermogravimetric analysis, the values of parameters, showing the ratio of their aliphatic to the cyclic part were determined.

Рhysical and chemical researches on the structure of humic acids

Based on the complex thermal, titrimetric and UV/Vis spectral analyzes, the structure and the content of functional groups in the molecules of humic acids obtained from different raw materials – coprolite, peat and leonardite – were investigated. The thermal stability of the substances was investigated in the air in the temperature range 20-1000°C. It has been found that the content of the aliphatic component is predominant in humic acids obtained from different raw materials.