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Title: High-performance carbon nanotube-reinforced bioplastic
Authors: Ramontja, J
Ray, SS
Pillai, SK
Luyt, AS
Keywords: Carbon nanotube
Reinforced bioplastic
Macromolecular materials
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: Wiley vch verlag Berlin
Citation: Ramontja, J, Ray, SS et al. 2009. High-performance carbon nanotube-reinforced bioplastic. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Vol 294(12), pp 839-846
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;3341
Abstract: The inherent properties of poly(lactide), a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer, are concurrently improved by the incorporation of a small amount of surface functionalized carbon nanotubes. A new method has been used to functionalize the CNTs’ outer surface with hexadecylamine. A composite of PLA with functionalized CNTs has been prepared by melt-extrusion. FT-IR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, DSC, and optical microscopy are used to investigate the thermal and mechanical property improvement mechanism in f-CNTs containing PLA composite.
Description: Copyright: 2009 Wiley vch verlag Berlin. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY
URI: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mame.200900197/abstract
ISSN: 1438-7492
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