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Properties of montmorillonite-reinforced thermoplastic sago starch composites

Ahmad, Zuraida and Yusof, Yusliza and Omar, Nurizan and Anuar, Hazleen and Halim, Zahurin and Samat, Noorasikin (2011) Properties of montmorillonite-reinforced thermoplastic sago starch composites. In: 14th International Conference on Advances in Material and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2011), 13-16 July 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

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In this work, biodegradable polymer was prepared from thermoplastic sago starch (TPSS) plasticized with glycerol. In order to improve the properties of the TPSS, Montmorillonite (MMT), a kind of reinforced additive was used in the preparation of montmorillonite-reinforced thermoplastic sago starch (MTRSS) composites via hot pressing method. The fabricated samples were investigated through X-ray diffractometry, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) as well as thermal and morphological properties. FT-IR patterns show that in the MTRSS composites, the C-O groups of sago starch molecules shifted to higher wave number, while the reactive hydroxyl groups of MMT shifted to the lower wavenumber. On the other hand, X-ray diffraction revealed that MMT restrained the crystallization of MTRSS and intercalated in TPSS. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) revealed that the thermal stability of MTRSS was better than those of TPSS. In addition, the scanning electron micrograph results show that MMT were uniformly dispersed in the TPSS.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3254/2171
Uncontrolled Keywords: Montmorillonite, Thermoplastic, sago, starch, composites, morphology
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Ir Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 16:58
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 15:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2171

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