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The role of physical structure and morphology on the photodegradation behaviour of polypropylene-graphene oxide nanocomposites

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Author(s):
de Oliveira, Yuri D. C. [1] ; Amurin, Leice G. [1] ; Valim, Fernanda C. F. [1] ; Fechine, Guilhermino J. M. [1] ; Andrade, Ricardo J. E. [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Prebiteriana Mackenzie, Graphene & Nanomat Res Ctr, MackGraphe, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Polymer; v. 176, p. 146-158, AUG 2 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

In this work, for the first time, the effect of graphene oxide on the photodegradation behaviour of polypropylene-graphene oxide nanocomposites is presented. The graphene oxide was characterised, and AFM images show that the GO can be classified as multilayer-GO (mGO). Based on previous work, two new methods were used, liquid-phase feeding (LPF) and solid-solid deposition (SSD), to insert pre-exfoliated mGO into the polymer matrix. Moreover, the morphology and structure of the nanocomposites were analysed using an optical microscope, rheological and dynamic mechanical analysis, x-ray diffraction, and differential scanning calorimetry. The results show that stacked layers are obtained, especially for the SSD method, since it decreases the nanocomposites viscosity, mostly due to the self-lubricity of mGO layers. Finally, the photodegradation behaviour was investigated and revealed that mGO plays an important role, with a factor of three increase regarding photodegradation resistance, when compared to pure polypropylene. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/12400-1 - Manufacturing and characterization of polypropylene/graphene oxide nanocomposites
Grantee:Yuri Durighetto Coelho de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 12/50259-8 - Graphene: photonics and opto-electronics: UPM-NUS collaboration
Grantee:Antonio Helio de Castro Neto
Support type: Research Projects - SPEC Program
FAPESP's process: 14/22840-3 - Direct dry transfer of CVD graphene to 2D and 3D polymeric substrates
Grantee:Guilhermino José Macêdo Fechine
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/07244-3 - Graphene-based polymer nanocomposites for application in optical communications
Grantee:Leice Gonçalves Amurin
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate