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Characterization of polylactic acid/organoclay nanocomposites

Ali, Fathilah and Azmi, Azlin Suhaida and Anuar, Hazleen and Jamaluddin, Jamarosliza (2020) Characterization of polylactic acid/organoclay nanocomposites. In: Advances in nanotechnology and its applications. Springer, Singapore, pp. 107-114. ISBN 978-981-15-4741-6

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Polylactic acid (PLA) is a biodegradable polymer that can be substituted in usage of conventional non-degradable polymers. The strength of the PLA can be enhanced by incorporating clay. In this research, PLA was mixed with organoclay (Cloisite 30B, C30B) using Haake internal mixer. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images showed that PLA chains were intercalated into the layers of the organoclay. The thermal properties showed a slight decrease in the glass transition temperature of PLA, and similar trend was observed in Tan delta. The nanocomposites exhibited higher storage modulus than the matrix. The PLA/C30B nanocomposites exhibited increment in modulus of PLA by using organoclay, in which it is suitable to replace non-degradablematerials.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5439/82670
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polylactic acid · Filler · Organoclay · Biodegradable polymer · Environmental friendly · Nanocomposite
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Fathilah Ali
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 10:22
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2020 22:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82670

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