epoxycyclohexane carboxylates (hereafter BCDE) were polymerised by a UV-induced process and the resulting nanocomposites were characterised by TEM, X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis and dynamic-mechanical thermal analysis. Real-time FT-IR spectroscopy was used to investigate the photopolymerisation kinetics. The polymerisation rate of the gels is faster than that of neat BCDE, especially when the filler is functionalised with aminoalcohols (HO(CH2)nNH2, with n = 3, 4, 5). The composites exhibit lower Tg values in comparison with neat polymerised BCDE. Because of the barrier effect towards oxygen diffusion due to the high aspect ratio of the filler particles, all composites also exhibit enhanced thermal stability.
Epoxy nanocompositescontaining exfoliated zirconium phosphate: preparation via cationic photopolymerisation andphysicochemical characterisation / R.BONGIOVANNI; M.CASCIOLA; A.DI GIANNI; A.DONNADIO; G. MALUCELLI. - In: EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL. - ISSN 0014-3057. - STAMPA. - 45(2009), pp. 2487-2493. [10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2009.06.022]
|Titolo:||Epoxy nanocompositescontaining exfoliated zirconium phosphate: preparation via cationic photopolymerisation andphysicochemical characterisation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2009.06.022|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|