Nanoscale particles for polymer degradation and stabilization-Trends and future perspectives

Kumar, Annamalai Pratheep, Depan, Dilip, Tomer, Namrata Singh and Singh, Raj Pal (2009) Nanoscale particles for polymer degradation and stabilization-Trends and future perspectives. Progress in Polymer Science, 34 6: 479-515. doi:10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2009.01.002


Author Kumar, Annamalai Pratheep
Depan, Dilip
Tomer, Namrata Singh
Singh, Raj Pal
Title Nanoscale particles for polymer degradation and stabilization-Trends and future perspectives
Journal name Progress in Polymer Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0079-6700
1873-1619
Publication date 2009-06-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2009.01.002
Volume 34
Issue 6
Start page 479
End page 515
Total pages 37
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The field of nanoscience and nanotechnology is extending the applications of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and technology into previously unapproached infinitesimal length scales. The polymer-nanoparticles/nanocomposites have been the exponentially growing field of research for developing the materials in last few decades and have been mainly focusing on the structure-property relationships and their development. Since the polymer-nanocomposites have been the staple of modern polymer industry, their durability under various environmental conditions and degradability after their service life are also essential fields of research. Thus, this article is intended to review the status of worldwide research in this aspect. Among various nanoparticulates, clay minerals and carbon nanotubes are more often used in enhancing physical, mechanical and thermal properties of polymers. In very few systems, the nanoparticulates have been incorporated into polymer as 'nano-additives' for both purposes: degradation and stabilization of polymers. The degradation and durability of polymers is reviewed in the presence of nanoparticles/nanocomposites under different environmental conditions. Nanoparticle-induced biodegradation of polymers is also discussed
Keyword Polymer
Nanoparticles
Clay
Carbon nanotubes
Nanocomposites
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
 
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