Paper Title:
Preparation and Characterization of Poly(ε-Caprolactone)-Grafted-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes
  Abstract

Sheets of poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)/carbon nanotube composites were prepared through the solvent cast method. Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) functionalized with hydroxyl groups were used as an initiator for the ring opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone to introduce PCL chains to the surface of MWCNT in order to ameliorate the dispersion of MWCNT in PCL matrix. Grafting of PCL chains to MWCNT was followed by FTIR and TEM observations. Effect of the incorporation of MWCNT on the mechanical properties of PCL was explored before and after the modification of the MWCNT by the PCL grafting.

  Info
Periodical
Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 334-335)
Edited by
J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang
Pages
873-876
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.334-335.873
Citation
H. S. Kim, Y. S. Chae, H. J. Jin, J. S. Yoon, "Preparation and Characterization of Poly(ε-Caprolactone)-Grafted-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 873-876, 2007
Online since
March 2007
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Jiang Zhu, Valery Khabashesku, Ashraf M. Imam, Roger Crane, Karen Lozano, Enrique V. Barrera
Abstract:Carbon nanotube is seen to be an excellent reinforcement candidate to produce multifunctional composites with improved mechanical, thermal...
1059
Authors: Hun Sik Kim, Byung Hyun Park, Jin San Yoon, Hyoung Joon Jin
Abstract:Polymeric carbon nanotube composites constitute one of the most promising alternatives to conventional filled polymers. The dispersion of...
1785
Authors: Wen Jing Zhang, Xiao Yan Li, Xia Wang, Deng Guang Yu, Wen Hui Qian, Yi Ting Ye, Zi Yu Wang
Chapter 2: Micro/Nano Materials and Equipments
Abstract:Targeting at the brittleness of cured epoxy (EP), functionalized CNTs were integrated into the thermoset to make high-performance CNTs/EP...
272
Authors: Run Ping Jia, Chun Hua Xu, Cheng Zhang, Lin Hao Wang, Kai Tian, Mao Song Huang
Abstract:In this work, plasma combined with maleic anhydride induced-graft polymerization method was employed to fabricate highly-functionalized...
72
Authors: Shiuh Chuan Her, Chun Yu Lai
Chapter 5: Materials Science and Technology, Material Manufacturing Processes
Abstract:The effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) on the elastic modulus of MWCNT/epoxy nanocomposites was investigated. Carboxylic...
1250