Title

Photooxidation of Polymeric-inorganic nanocomposites: Chemical, Thermal Stability and Fire Retardancy Investigations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Source Publication

Polymer Degradation and Stability

Source ISSN

0141-3910

Abstract

Nanocomposites of polypropylene-graft-maleic anhydride/clay and polypropylene/clay were prepared by melt blending using two different approaches. X-Ray diffraction results showed an intercalated structure. Samples of nanocomposites were exposed to UV light under atmospheric oxygen and their photo-oxidative stability was studied using FTIR and UV spectroscopy. The consequences of this photo-oxidation on the thermal stability and fire retardant performance of the nanocomposites were also addressed from thermogravimetry analysis and Cone calorimetry.

Comments

Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 74, No. 1 (2001): 33-37. DOI.