New Poly(butylene succinate)/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites: Preparation and Mechanical Properties
Abstract:New poly(butylene succinate) (PBS)/layered silicate nanocomposites have been successfully prepared by simple melt extrusion of PBS and octadecylammonium modified montmorillonite (C18-mmt) at 150 °C. The d-spacing of both C18-mmt and intercalated nanocomposites was investigated by wide-angle X-ray diffraction analysis. Bright-field transmission electron microscopic study showed several stacked silicate layers with random orientation in the PBS matrix. The intercalated nanocomposites exhibited remarkable improvement of mechanical properties in both solid and melt states as compared with that of PBS matrix without clay.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Advanced Polymeric Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute, Hisakata 2-12-1, Tempaku, Nagoya 468 8511, Japan 2: Nagoya Municipal Research Institute, Rokuban 3-4-41, Atsuta, Nagoya 456-0058, Japan
Publication date: April 1, 2002
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