Title

Polystyrene nanocomposites based on an oligomerically-modified clay containing maleic anhydride

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2006

Source Publication

Polymer Degradation and Stability

Source ISSN

0141-3910

Abstract

An oligomerically-modified clay containing maleic anhydride was used to prepare polystyrene-clay nanocomposites by melt blending and the effect of this modified clay on the thermal stability and fire performance was studied. These nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis and cone calorimetry. The results show a mixed immiscible/intercalated/delaminated morphology. The maleic anhydride modified clay improved the compatibility between the clay and the polystyrene.

Comments

Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 91, No. 1 (January 2006): 108-113. DOI.