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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Heat induced structure modifications in polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites
Author: Pastore, HO
Frache, A
Boccaleri, E
Marchese, L
Camino, G
Abstract: The success of the use of layered silicates in polymer nanocomposites, to improve physical and chemical properties is strictly related to a deeper knowledge of the mechanistic aspects on which the final features are grounded. This work shows the temperature induced structural rearrangements of nanocomposites based on poly [ethylene-co(vinyl acetate)] (EVA) intercalated-organomodified clay (at 3-30 wt.-% silicate addition) which occur in the range between 75 and 350 degreesC. In situ high temperature X-ray diffraction (HT-XRD) Studies have been performed under both nitrogen and air to monitor the modifications of the nanocomposite structure at increasing temperatures under inert/oxidative atmosphere. Heating between 75 and 225 degreesC, under nitrogen or air, causes the layered silicate to migrate towards the nanocomposite surface and to increase its interlayer distance. The degradation of both the clay organomodifier and the VA units of the EVA polymer seems to play a key role in driving the evolution of the silicate phase in the low temperature range. The structural modifications of the nanocomposites in the high temperature range (250-350degreesC), depended on the atmosphere, either inert or oxidizing, in which the samples were heated. Heating under nitrogen led to deintercalation and thus a decrease of the silicate interlayer space, whereas exfoliation was the main process under air leading to an Increase of the silicate interlayer space. [GRAPHICS] Heat induced structural modification of EVA-clay nanocomposite under nitrogen and air.
Subject: high ternperature structural rearrangement
nanocomposites
poly [ethylene-co-(vinyl acetate)] (EVA)
structure property relations
variable-ternperature
X-ray diffraction
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-blackwell
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1002/mame.200400109
Date Issue: 2004
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