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Improved mechanical properties of HDPE/nano-alumina composite through silane coupling agent


Mustaffa, Nurul Akmil and Abdullah, Luqman Chuah and Ahmad @ Ayob, Mansor and Mohd Dahlan, Khairul Zaman (2011) Improved mechanical properties of HDPE/nano-alumina composite through silane coupling agent. In: International Conference on Nanotechnology - Research and Commercialization 2011 (ICONT 2011), 6-9 June 2011, Sabah, Malaysia. (pp. 500-510).


The effect of silane coupling agent to mechanical properties of HDPE/nano-alumina composite was investigated. Nano-alumina used in this study was produced by using sol-gel method. The shape and size of nano-alumina were determined by using TEM. Prior to the usage of nano alumina as a filler in the polymer matrix, (3-methacryloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane (MPS) was used to functionalize the nanoparticles due to its bifunctional nature: hydrolysable group (−Si(OCH3)3) and unsaturated carbon-carbon double bond. The XRD result shows diffraction spectrum of the synthesized nano-alumina. In order to improve the mechanical properties of the composite, nanoalumina was treated with (3-methacryloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane (MPS). A high tensile strength, is achieved at 4 wt% of MPS.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4769169
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Keywords: Composite; Coupling agent; Polyethylene; Silane; Tensile strength
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 03:58
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 03:58
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/57300
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