Title

Study on the thermal stability of Polystyryl surfactants and its modified clay nanocomposites

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2004

Source Publication

Polymer Degradation and Stability

Source ISSN

0141-3910

Abstract

Five oligomeric styrene surfactants, N,N,N-trimethylpolystyrylammonium, N,N-dimethyl-N-benzylpolystyrylammonium, N,N-dimethyl-N-hexadecylpolystyrylammonium, 1,2-dimethyl-3-polystyrylimidazolium, and triphenylpolystyrylphosphonium chlorides were synthesized and used to prepare organically modified clays. Both styrene and methyl methacrylate nanocomposites were prepared by melt blending and the type of nanocomposite was evaluated by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The thermal stability of the organically modified clays and the nanocomposites were studied by thermogravimetric analysis; these systems do give clays which have good thermal stability and may be useful for melt blending with polymers that must be processed at higher temperatures.

Comments

Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 84, No. 2 (May 2004): 269-277. DOI.