Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 23, 2015
Previous Article Next Article

Bio-based polymer nanocomposites based on nylon 11 and WS2 inorganic nanotubes

Author affiliations

Abstract

Tungsten disulphide nanotubes (INT-WS2) have been successfully dispersed in a bio-based polyamide matrix (nylon 11) by conventional melt processing. The effect of INT-WS2 content on the morphology, thermal stability, crystallization behaviour and dynamic mechanical properties is investigated. The results indicate that these inorganic nanotubes can be efficiently incorporated into the bio-based polymer matrix without the need for modifiers or surfactants. Additionally, it is found that the non-isothermal crystallization behaviour of nylon 11/INT-WS2 depends on both the cooling rate and INT-WS2 concentration. In particular, crystallization kinetics results demonstrate that the nucleating activity of INTs plays a dominant role in accelerating the crystallization of nylon 11. This fact leads to the appearance of the more-disordered phase at higher temperature. More significantly, it was shown that these INT-WS2 nanocomposites can facilitate a good processability and cost efficiency, and will be of interest for many eco-friendly and medical applications.

Graphical abstract: Bio-based polymer nanocomposites based on nylon 11 and WS2 inorganic nanotubes

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 29 Dec 2014, accepted on 04 Feb 2015 and first published on 10 Feb 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA17210H
RSC Adv., 2015,5, 17879-17887

  •   Request permissions

    Bio-based polymer nanocomposites based on nylon 11 and WS2 inorganic nanotubes

    M. Naffakh, P. S. Shuttleworth and G. Ellis, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 17879
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA17210H

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements