The Kinetic Analysis of Thermal Decomposition of PMMA/MMT Nanocomposites


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The thermal decomposition kinetics and thermal stability of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and PMMA/ montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites containing 4 wt% MMT were researched by thermogravimetry (TG). The results show that, because of the barrier behavior of exfoliated MMT layer, the temperature of thermal decomposition of PMMA/ MMT nanocomposites is improved by about 10 °C, and thermal stability is improved by about double. The apparent activation energy of decomposition, calculated by Ozawa equation, of nanocomposites is higher than that of PMMA before 27 % mass loss.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 353-358)

Edited by:

Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie




K. Chen et al., "The Kinetic Analysis of Thermal Decomposition of PMMA/MMT Nanocomposites", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 1366-1369, 2007

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September 2007




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