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Enhancement of tensile strength and flexibility of Polycaprolactone/Tapioca starch blends by Octadecylamine modified clay.


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Yoon, Yee Then and Ibrahim, Nor Azowa and Wan Yunus, Wan Md. Zin (2011) Enhancement of tensile strength and flexibility of Polycaprolactone/Tapioca starch blends by Octadecylamine modified clay. Journal of Polymers and The Environment , 19 (-). pp. 535-539. ISSN 1566-2543; ESSN:1572-8900

Abstract

Polycaprolactone/tapioca starch/octadecylamine modified clay (OMMT) nanocomposites were successfully prepared by melt blending. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of the products showed that they are nanocomposites of a mixture intercalated and exfoliated types. In addition, the TEM also revealed that the OMMTlayers are homogeneously distributed in the polymer matrix. The presence of 1 php of OMMT improved the compatibility of the polymers in the blends which consequently increased the tensile strength of the blend of more than 60% and elongation at break of more than 1,000%.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10924-011-0284-6
Publisher: Springer Link
Keywords: Polycaprolactone; Tapioca starch; Modified clay.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 02:43
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 03:44
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/25148
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