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A new approach to blending starch with natural rubber

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Autor(es):
Trovatti, Eliane [1, 2] ; Felix Carvalho, Antonio Jose [2] ; Gandini, Alessandro [2, 1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Engn Sao Carlos, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Polymer International; v. 64, n. 5, SI, p. 605-610, MAY 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 11
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Thermoplastic starch (TPS) is the most widely used renewable and biodegradable polymer in applications such as packaging and disposable materials due to its properties, abundance and low cost. Research aimed at widening its range of applications includes the improvement of its mechanical properties by mixing it with other polymers. In this study, TPS was blended with oxidized natural rubber (ONR) in order to enhance its plasticity through higher interface compatibility. The oxidation of natural rubber was carried out to promote chemical interactions between the hydroxyl groups of ONR with those of TPS through hydrogen bonding. The blends were prepared by extrusion and characterized using dynamic mechanical analysis, tensile tests, contact angle measurements, water absorption and scanning electron microscopy. The results showed that these new materials displayed the expected improvements, as well as better water resistance and decreased brittleness. (c) 2014 Society of Chemical Industry (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/05184-0 - Bionanocompósitos de nanoceluloses e borracha natural
Beneficiário:Eliane Trovatti
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 07/08394-7 - Modificação do amido termoplástico por extrusão reativa (REX): compatibilização reativa e modificação química via despolimerização/polimerização
Beneficiário:Antonio José Felix de Carvalho
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores