Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1002/app.1991.070431115
DC FieldValue
dc.titleFTIR characterization of tropical wood-polymer composites
dc.contributor.authorYap, M.G.S.
dc.contributor.authorQue, Y.T.
dc.contributor.authorChia, L.H.L.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-16T07:36:48Z
dc.date.available2014-05-16T07:36:48Z
dc.date.issued1991-12-05
dc.identifier.citationYap, M.G.S., Que, Y.T., Chia, L.H.L. (1991-12-05). FTIR characterization of tropical wood-polymer composites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 43 (11) : 2083-2090. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.1991.070431115
dc.identifier.issn00218995
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52701
dc.description.abstractWood-polymer composites (WPC) of Geronggang (Cratoxylon arborescens), a light tropical hardwood, impregnated with methyl methacrylate (MMA), methyl methacrylate-co-acrylonitrile (1:1; MAN), and styrene-co-acrylonitrile (3:2; STAN), were prepared by in situ polymerization using gamma radiation or the catalyst-heat treatment. The FTIR spectra of the three types of WPC, with polymer loadings ranging from 10 to 70%, were compared with that of the wood itself and the respective polymers. Characteristic peaks du to C=O vibration of MMA, ≡N stretching of acrylonitrile, and ring stretching and bending of styrene monomers, were prominent in the samples that had higher polymer loadings. For the copolymeric systems, quantitation of the FTIR spectra of these characteristic peaks enabled calculations of incorporated acrylonitrile and styrene monomers in the composites to be made. The FTIR spectra of the residues remaining, after exhaustive extraction to remove homopolymer, showed that graft copolymerization of wood components with acrylonitrile and styrene monomers was possible, but not with MMA. Composites prepared by the two methods, gamma radiation and the catalyst-heat treatment, were shown to be chemically very similar.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.1991.070431115
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCHEMISTRY
dc.contributor.departmentCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
dc.description.doi10.1002/app.1991.070431115
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Applied Polymer Science
dc.description.volume43
dc.description.issue11
dc.description.page2083-2090
dc.description.codenJAPNA
dc.identifier.isiutA1991GQ23600015
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show simple item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

41
checked on Feb 3, 2023

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

41
checked on Jan 25, 2023

Page view(s)

191
checked on Feb 2, 2023

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.