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Comparative Analysis of Thermal Behavior of Coagulation-processed Nanocomposites: Polypropylene and Polyamide-6

Zaib Un Nisa, Lee Kean Chuan, Beh Hoe Guan, Faiz Ahmad and Saba Ayub
 

Abstract

Black nanocarbon developed from bamboo (Gigantochloa scortechinii) was utilized as reinforcement for two thermoplastic polymers. The nanocomposites of polypropylene (PP) and polyamide-6 (PA-6) were synthesized by applying a coagulation scheme. Methanol was used as a coagulant for the nanocomposite preparation. Comparative analysis was accomplished with three percent filler mixing. Structural interpretation of the nanocomposite was carried out using Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The investigation of the thermal and melting behavior of the nanocomposites was performed using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) techniques. The obtained results of the respective nanocomposite were interrelated to the neat PP and PA-6. A comparative investigation was done on the effective role of filler in each of the two polymers. The thermal analysis revealed that nanocomposites were stable at higher weight loss temperatures compared with their neat composites. The two nanocomposites presented a different change in thermal properties with the same amount of the filler. DSC analysis disclosed the lowering in heat of melting of the coagulation processed products.

Published on: August 11, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-119
Citation: Nisa ZU, Chuan LK, Guan BH, Ahmed F, Ayub S. 2023. Comparative Analysis of Thermal Behavior of Coagulation-processed Nanocomposites: Polypropylene and Polyamide-6. NanoWorld J 9(3): 71-76.

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