The effect of carbon nanotube hydrophobicity on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube-reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites

Smart, Simon, Fania, David, Milev, Adriyan, Kannangara, G. S. Kamali, Lu, Max and Martin, Darren (2010) The effect of carbon nanotube hydrophobicity on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube-reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 117 1: 24-32. doi:10.1002/app.31115


Author Smart, Simon
Fania, David
Milev, Adriyan
Kannangara, G. S. Kamali
Lu, Max
Martin, Darren
Title The effect of carbon nanotube hydrophobicity on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube-reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites
Journal name Journal of Applied Polymer Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1097-4628
0021-8995
Publication date 2010-07-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/app.31115
Volume 117
Issue 1
Start page 24
End page 32
Total pages 9
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Wiley
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
0904 Chemical Engineering
0912 Materials Engineering
Formatted abstract
Double walled carbon nanotubes (DWNT) were functionalized by reacting methanol, dodecylamine, or octadecylamine with a toluene 2,4-diisocyanate linker through a two-stage reaction procedure. TGA coupled with FTIR analysis of both the decomposition products and the DWNT samples demonstrated that the functionalization procedure was successful and proceeded as expected for all samples. A preliminary investigation of the reinforcing capabilities of the functionalized DWNT in a thermoplastic polyurethane host polymer was then conducted. Tensile testing of the resultant nanocomposites demonstrated that the octadecylamine functionality provided the greatest enhancement in tensile strength and toughness.
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Keyword Nanocomposites
Polyurethanes
Hydrogen-arc-discharge
Polymer composites
Functionalization
Membranes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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