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dc.contributor.author Ojijo, Vincent O
dc.contributor.author Ray, Suprakas S
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-11T10:29:27Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-11T10:29:27Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Ojijo, V. and Ray, S.S. 2012. Poly(Butylene Succinate) and Poly[(Butylene Succinate)-co-Adipate] Nanocomposites. In: Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites. Springer: London en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4471-4108-2
dc.identifier.uri http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/978-1-4471-4108-2_7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6657
dc.description Copyright:Springer, London en_US
dc.description.abstract In the recent years, biodegradable aliphatic polyesters-based composite materials have attracted substantial interest, primarily due to their sustainable production, use and end-life. This chapter discusses the preparation, characterisation, and properties of nanoclay-containing composites of biodegradable poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and poly[(butylene succinate)-co-adipate] (PBSA). Various nanocomposite structures arising from the incorporation of layered silicate particles, both pristine and organically modified, into the neat PBS and PBSA matrices is critically reviewed. Good dispersion of the layered silicates, especially the organically modified layered silicates, tends to result in an improvement in a number of properties of the final nanocomposites: storage modulus, tensile modulus, gas barrier properties, degradability, and thermal stability, when compared with the neat polymers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;10197
dc.subject Biocomposites en_US
dc.subject Nanocomposites en_US
dc.subject Polymers en_US
dc.title Poly(Butylene Succinate) and Poly[(Butylene Succinate)-co-Adipate] Nanocomposites en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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