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dc.contributor.author Salehiyan, Reza
dc.contributor.author Bandyopadhyay, Jayita
dc.contributor.author Ray, Suprakas S
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-29T12:20:48Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-29T12:20:48Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05
dc.identifier.citation Salehiyan, R., Bandyopadhyay, J and Ray, S.S. 2019. Mechanism of thermal degradation-induced gel formation in polyamide 6/ethylene vinyl alcohol blend nanocomposites studied by time-resolved rheology and hyphenated thermogravimetric analyzer Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy mass spectroscopy: Synergistic role of nanoparticles and maleicanhydride-grafted polypropylene. ACS Omega, v(4), pp 9569-9582 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2470-1343
dc.identifier.uri https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsomega.9b00940
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11049
dc.description Copyright: 2019 ACS. This is the full text version of the article. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this study, polyamide 6 (PA) is blended with ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) to yield packaging materials with a balance of mechanical and gas barrier properties. However, the formation of gel-like structures in both polymers because of thermal degradation at high temperatures leads to a processing challenge, particularly during thin-gauge film extrusion. To address this challenge, nanoclays are introduced either directly or via a masterbatch of maleicanhydride-grafted polypropylene to the PA/EVOH blend and timeresolved rheometry is used to study the effect of different modes of nanoclay incorporation on the kinetics of thermo-oxidative degradation of PA/EVOH blend and its nanocomposites. Time-resolved rheometry measurements allow the acquisition of accurate frequency-dependent linear viscoelastic behavior and offer insights into the rate of degradation or gel formation kinetics and cross-link density. The thermal degradation was studied by thermogravimetric analysis coupled with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy, allowing the prediction of the possible reactions that take place during the rheological property measurements. The results show that when nanoclays are incorporated directly, the oxidative reactions occur faster. In contrast, in the masterbatch method, oxidative degradation is hindered. The difference in the behaviors is shown to lie in the different nanoclay distributions in the blends; in the blends prepared by the masterbatch method, the nanoclays are dispersed at the interface. In conclusion, the masterbatch-containing blend nanocomposite would benefit processing and product development. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ACS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;22537
dc.subject Polyamide 6 en_US
dc.subject Polymers en_US
dc.subject Thermogravimetric analysis en_US
dc.title Mechanism of thermal degradation-induced gel formation in polyamide 6/ethylene vinyl alcohol blend nanocomposites studied by time-resolved rheology and hyphenated thermogravimetric analyzer Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy mass spectroscopy: Synergistic role of nanoparticles and maleicanhydride-grafted polypropylene en_US


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