In Situ Preparation of Polyether Amine Functionalized MWCNT Nanofiller as Reinforcing Agents


Yildrim A., SEÇKİN T.

ADVANCES IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, cilt.2014, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 2014
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2014/356920
  • Dergi Adı: ADVANCES IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Özet

In situ preparation of polyether amine functionalized cross-linked multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) nanofillers may improve the thermal and mechanical properties of the composites in which they are used as reinforcing agents. The reduction and functionalization of MWCNT using ethylenediamine in the presence of polyether amine produced stitched MWCNT's due to the presence of two amine (-NH2) functionalities on both sides of the polymer. Polyether amine was chosen to polymerize the carboxylated MWCNT due to its potential to form bonds with the amino groups and carboxyl groups of MWCNT which produces a resin used as polymeric matrix for nanocomposite materials. The attachment of the polyether amine (Jeffamine) groups was verified by TGA, FT-IR, XRD, SEM, and Raman spectroscopy. The temperature at which the curing enthalpy is maximum, observed by DSC, was shifted to higher values by adding functionalized MWCNT. SEM images show the polymer formation between MWCNT sheets.