Photooxidation of Polymeric-inorganic nanocomposites: Chemical, Thermal Stability and Fire Retardancy Investigations
Polymer Degradation and Stability
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.
Tidjani, Adams and Wilkie, Charles A., "Photooxidation of Polymeric-inorganic nanocomposites: Chemical, Thermal Stability and Fire Retardancy Investigations" (2001). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 155.
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Accepted version. Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 74, No. 1 (2001): 33-37. DOI. © 2001 Elsevier B.V. Used with permission.