Thermal degradation kinetics and morphology of natural rubber/silica nanocomposites

Li, Si-Dong, Peng, Zheng, Kong, Lin Xue and Zhong, Jie-Ping 2006, Thermal degradation kinetics and morphology of natural rubber/silica nanocomposites, Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 541-546.


Title Thermal degradation kinetics and morphology of natural rubber/silica nanocomposites
Author(s) Li, Si-Dong
Peng, Zheng
Kong, Lin Xue
Zhong, Jie-Ping
Journal name Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology
Volume number 6
Issue number 2
Start page 541
End page 546
Publisher American Scientific
Place of publication Valencia, Calif.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1533-4880
1533-4899
Keyword(s) nanocomposite
morphology
thermal degradation kinetics
self-assembly
silica
natural rubber
Summary A novel natural rubber/silica (NR/SiO2) nanocomposite with a SiO2 loading of 4 wt% is developed by incorporating latex compounding with self-assembly techniques. The SiO2 nanoparticles are homogenouslydistributed throughout the NR matrix as spherical nano-clusters with an average size of 75 nm. In comparison with the host NR, the thermal resistance of the nanocomposite is significantly improved. The degradation temperatures (T), reaction activation energy(E), and reaction order (n) of the nanocomposite are markedly higher than those of the pure NR, due to significant retardant effect of the SiO2 nanoparticles.
Language eng
Field of Research 100706 Nanofabrication, Growth and Self Assembly
091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026131

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Technology Research and Innovation
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