Morphologies and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin/Polymethyl Methacrylate Interpenetrating Network Modified with Kaolin
Epoxy resin/polymethyl methacrylate(EP/PMMA,70/30) interpenetrating network composites containing various contents of dimethyl sulfoxide modified kaoline (EP/PMMA /K-DMSO) composites were prepared by a sequential polymeric technique and an in situ intercalation method. FTIR results showed that the epoxy ring opening reaction occurs, the formation of IPN structure of PMMA and EP has been created. The structure of composite material was characterized by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM). The result indicated that higher impact strength and lower tensile strength with increasing concentration of K-DMSO.
Prasad Yarlagadda, Yun-Hae Kim, Zhijiu Ai and Xiaodong Zhang
G. X. Hou et al., "Morphologies and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin/Polymethyl Methacrylate Interpenetrating Network Modified with Kaolin", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 337, pp. 184-187, 2011