Preparation and Properties of Polydicyclopentadiene/MMt Nanocomposites Using Supported Tungsten Catalyst
Polydicyclopentadiene (PDCPD) is a kind of engineering plastic which possesses excellent mechanical performance. It can be made by dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) through Ring-opening metathesis polymerization. In this paper, a supported catalyst of WCl6-phenol on montmorillionite (MMt) was prepared, formed a high efficienct, low-cost and more stable in air, tagether with Et2AlCl as activator, to polymerize the DCPD monomer through ring-opening metathesis polymerization mechanism, and obtained a Polydicyclopentadiene/MMt Nanocomposites. The Molding of PDCPD was finally made by Gusmer-decker’s RIMcell Lt Machine, and the products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, TEM, TGA, SEM, DMA. Mechanical properties were also measured. The result showed that the supported catalyst had good catalytic activity in polymerizing DCPD. MMt was exfoliated in the matrix after the in-situ polymerization, according to the XRD and TEM, which brought about improved properties of PDCPD with small amount MMt dispersed in the matrix.
Y. Q. Zhang et al., "Preparation and Properties of Polydicyclopentadiene/MMt Nanocomposites Using Supported Tungsten Catalyst", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 52-54, pp. 2071-2075, 2011