Research Papers


PMMA-cellulose acetate phthalate nanocomposites reinforced with silane-treated nanoclay

Manjunath L, Sailaja R R N , 2014

Cellulose, Vol 21(3): 1793-1802p.


A blend of cellulose acetate phthalate with 8 poly (methyl methacrylate) has been developed by 9 reinforcing it with silane-treated nanoclay. In order to 10 enhance interactions between the nanoclay and blend 11 components, maleic anhydride was added as the 12 coupling agent. The mechanical properties were 13 enhanced and were further analyzed by theoretical 14 models. The thermal properties and water absorption 15 characteristics were also assessed.

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PMMA; Cellulose acetatephthalate; Mechanical properties; Thermal properties