Preparation and Characterization of Environmental-Friendly Epoxy Resins/Clay Nanocomposites
The environmental-compatible epoxy resins/clay nanocomposites were prepared by using epoxidized castor oil (ECO) and two ion-exchanged clays. The glass transition temperature (Tg) and mechanical interfacial properties of ECO/clay nanocomposites were investigated. As a result, the nanocomposites showed higher Tg than that of neat ECO. The mechanical interfacial properties of both the nanocomposites were significantly increased on increasing the clay content.
Chang Kyu Rhee
F. L. Jin et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Environmental-Friendly Epoxy Resins/Clay Nanocomposites", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 119, pp. 219-222, 2007