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dc.contributor.author Mhlanga, N
dc.contributor.author Ray, Suprakas S
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-12T10:00:31Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-12T10:00:31Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Mhlanga, N and Ray, S. S. 2014. Characterisation and thermal properties of titanium dioxide nanoparticles-containing biodegradable polylactide composites synthesized by sol–gel method. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 14(6, pp 4269-4277 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1533-4880
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asp/jnn/2014/00000014/00000006/art00039?crawler=true
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/7666
dc.description Copyright: 2014 American Scientific Publishers. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY. The definitive version is published in Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 14(6), pp 4269-4277 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study reports the synthesis, characterisation and thermal properties of polylactide (PLA)/titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO(sub2) NPs) composites using the sol–gel method. The percentage weight of TiO(sub2) NP sol was varied from 3, 8, 11 and 14. The synthesised composites were characterised using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), thermogravimetric analysis and dynamic mechanical analysis. Encapsulation of the TiO(sub2) into the PLA matrix was attainable based on the SEM images and the FTIR and EDS results. The thermal stability of the composites was shifted to lower temperatures due to photodegradation induced by the metal oxide on the PLA chain. Both PLA and TiO(sub2) NPs have potential in drug delivery because of their biocompatibility and biodegradability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Scientific Publishers en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;13391
dc.subject Polylactide en_US
dc.subject Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles en_US
dc.subject Composites en_US
dc.subject Synthesis and characterization en_US
dc.subject Thermal properties en_US
dc.title Characterisation and thermal properties of titanium dioxide nanoparticles-containing biodegradable polylactide composites synthesized by sol–gel method en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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