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Properties of wood polymer nanocomposites impregnated with ST-co-EDA/nanoclay


Islam, Md. Saiful and Azmee, N. S. B. M. and Ashaari, Zaidon and Hamdan, Sinin and Aiman, Ahmad Adib and Abdul Rasyid and Islam, Kh. Nurul (2017) Properties of wood polymer nanocomposites impregnated with ST-co-EDA/nanoclay. Macromolecular Symposia, 371 (1). pp. 125-128. ISSN 1022-1360; ESSN: 1521-3900


Study has been made on manufactured wood polymer nanocomposites (WPNC) from Sesendok wood through impregnation of Styrene (ST), Ethyldimethylamine (EDA) and Montmorillonite (MMT) nanoclay. The impregnation process of the wood samples by vacuum-pressure method with in-situ polymerization of prepolymer mixture was used. The wood samples structural properties were investigated with Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA), Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) found to be extensively changed upon ST-co-EDA/MMT impregnated. The mechanical properties of the WPNC samples were significantly increased by ST-co-EDA/MMT treatment. Thermal properties of WPNC samples were also evaluated using themogravimetric analysis (TGA) and an improvement in thermal stability was found for WPNC. WPNC has shown excellent resistance against weathering effect while exposed to surrounding. WPNC can be used to replace plastic and synthetice materials for its excellent properties and high market demand of the modern society.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.201600053
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Notes: Special issue: 4th Federation of Asian Polymer Societies International Polymer Congress
Keywords: Wood polymer nanocomposites; Nanoclay; Copolymer; FTIR; SEM
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2018 03:26
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 03:26
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59685
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