TITLE

New nanocomposites containing metal nanoparticles, carbon nanotube and polymer

AUTHOR(S)
Bandar Astinchap; Roya Kabiri
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Nanoparticle Research;Dec2008, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p1309
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract  Metal-carbon nanotube-graft-polymer (MCNT-g-P) nanocomposites were synthesized and characterized successfully. In this work, multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) were opened using HNO3/H2SO4 mixture and filled by metal nanoparticles such as silver nanoparticles through wet chemistry method. Then MWCNT containing metal nanoparticles were used as macroinitiator for ring opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone and MCNT-g-P nanocomposites were obtained. Length of grafted polymer arms onto the MWCNT was controlled using MWCNT/ε-caprolactone ratio. Structure and properties of nanocomposites were evaluated by TEM, DSC, TGA, and spectroscopy methods.
ACCESSION #
33540506

 

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