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Multi-functionalized carbon nanotubes polymer composites: properties and applications


Muhd Julkapli, Nurhidayatullaili and Bagheri, Samira and Salit, Mohd Sapuan (2015) Multi-functionalized carbon nanotubes polymer composites: properties and applications. In: Eco-friendly Polymer Nanocomposites: Processing and Properties. Advanced Structured Materials, 75 . Springer India, New Delhi, pp. 155-214. ISBN 9788132224693; EISBN: 9788132224709


Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is a rigid rod-like nanoscale material produced from carbon in powder, liquid, or gel form via acid or chemical hydrolysis. Due to its unique and exceptional renewability, biodegradability, mechanical, physicochemical properties, and abundance, the incorporation associated with a small quantity of CNTs to polymeric matrices enhance the mechanical and thermal resistance, and also stability of the latter by several orders of magnitude. Moreover, NCC-derived carbon materials are of no serious threat to the environment, providing further impetus for the development and applications of this green and renewable biomaterial for lightweight and degradable composites. Surface functionalization of CNTs remains the focus of CNTs research in tailoring its properties for dispersion in hydrophilic and hydrophobic media. Through functionalization, the attachment of appropriate chemical functionalities between conjugated sp² of CNTs and polymeric matrix is established. It is thus of utmost importance that the tools and protocols for imaging CNTs in a complex matrix and quantify its reinforcement, antimicrobial, stability, hydrophilicity, and biodegradability are be developed.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2470-9_6
Publisher: Springer India
Keywords: CNTs; Composites; Polymer; Functionalization and applications
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 03:43
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 09:26
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/47047
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