Title

Novel Polymerically-Modified Clays Permit the Preparation of Intercalated and Exfoliated Nanocomposites of Styrene and its Copolymers by Melt Blending

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2004

Source Publication

Polymer Degradation and Stability

Source ISSN

0141-3910

Abstract

Two new organically-modified clays have been made and used to produce nanocomposites of polystyrene, high impact polystyrene and acrylonitrile–butadiene–styrene terploymer. At a minimum, intercalated nanocomposites of all of these polymers have been produced by melt blending in a Brabender mixer and, in some cases, exfoliated nanocomposites have been obtained. The systems have all been characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, cone calorimetry and the measurement of mechanical properties. These novel new clays open new opportunities for melt blending of polymers with clays to obtain nanocomposites with important properties.

Comments

Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 83, No. 2 (February 2004): 333-346. DOI.