Surface properties and microporosity of polyhydroxybutyrate under scanning electron microscopy

Med J Malaysia. 2004 May:59 Suppl B:49-50.


This study was designed to investigate the surface properties especially surface porosity of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) using scanning electron microscopy. PHB granules were sprinkled on the double-sided sticky tape attached on a SEM aluminium stub and sputtered with gold(10nm thickness) in a Polaron SC515 Coater, following which the samples were placed into the SEM specimen chamber for viewing and recording. Scanning electron micrographs with different magnification of PHB surface revealed multiple pores with different sizes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biocompatible Materials / analysis*
  • Humans
  • Hydroxybutyrates / analysis*
  • Materials Testing*
  • Microscopy, Electron, Scanning*
  • Porosity
  • Prohibitins
  • Surface Properties


  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Hydroxybutyrates
  • PHB protein, human
  • Prohibitins