Title

Thermal and Fire Studies on Polystyrene-Clay Nanocomposites

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Source Publication

Polymer International

Abstract

Nanocomposites of polystyrene and several organophilic clays have been prepared by a bulk polymerization technique. The resulting polymers have an intercalated structure and show enhanced thermal stability, as measured by thermogravimetric analysis and cone calorimetry, relative to virgin polystyrene, even when as little as 0.1% of clay has been added.

Comments

Polymer International, Volume 49, Issue 10, pp 1158–1163 (October, 2000). DOI: 10.1002/1097-0126(200010)49:10<1158::AID-PI505>3.0.CO;2-G