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Dodecylamine functionalization of carbon nanotubes to improve dispersion, thermal and mechanical properties of polyethylene based nanocomposites

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Ferreira, F. V. ; Franceschi, W. ; Menezes, B. R. C. ; Brito, F. S. ; Lozano, K. ; Coutinho, A. R. ; Cividanes, L. S. ; Thim, G. P.
Total Authors: 8
Document type: Journal article
Source: Applied Surface Science; v. 410, p. 267-277, JUL 15 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 36

This study presents the effect of dodecylamine (DDA) functionalization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the thermo-physical and mechanical properties of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) based composites. Here, we showed that the functionalization with DDA improved the dispersion of the CNTs as well as the interfacial adhesion with the HDPE matrix via non-covalent interactions. The better dispersion and interaction of CNT in the HDPE matrix as a function of the surface chemistry was correlated with the improved thermo-physical and mechanical properties. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/20218-0 - Nanocomposites of CNT/HDPE: effect of alcanes functionalization
Grantee:Filipe Vargas Ferreira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 14/17492-6 - Effect of CTN functionalization with alcenes of several sizes on the CNT/PEAD nanocomposites
Grantee:Gilmar Patrocínio Thim
Support type: Regular Research Grants