Obtaining and Characterizing Nylon 6.12-Pseudoboehmite Nanocomposites - Mechanic Tests

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Polymer nanocomposites are formed by nanometrical particles embedded in a matrix. Additions of small amounts of nanoparticles of inorganic material in polymer matrixes can greatly improve mechanical properties when compared with the pure polymer. The high specific surface area of the inorganic nanoparticle materials promotes its dispersion in the polymeric matrix and the resulting properties are strongly related to the homogeneity of the dispersion. In the present work, nylon 6.12 nanocomposites with aged pseudoboehmite were obtained using octadecylamine to improve the union between the polymer and the pseudoboehmite. The nanocomposites were characterized by thermal and mechanical test. The pseudoboehmite was characterized by scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. The nanocomposite was characterized by tensile strength test, 3 points bending test and impact Izod resistance test. The addition of pseudoboehmite promote the increase of the elasticity modulus evidencing the interaction of the pseudoboehmite with the polymeric matrix, probably modifying its crystalline structure. The addition of pseudoboehmite promoted an increase in the HDT an Vicat temperatures of the nanocomposite.

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A. H. Munhoz Jr. et al., "Obtaining and Characterizing Nylon 6.12-Pseudoboehmite Nanocomposites - Mechanic Tests", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 97, pp. 3-10, 2017

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