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dc.titleMechanical reinforcement of polyethylene using polyethylene-grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes
dc.contributor.authorYang, B.-X.
dc.contributor.authorPramoda, K.P.
dc.contributor.authorXu, G.Q.
dc.contributor.authorGoh, S.H.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-16T07:36:52Z
dc.date.available2014-05-16T07:36:52Z
dc.date.issued2007-09-03
dc.identifier.citationYang, B.-X., Pramoda, K.P., Xu, G.Q., Goh, S.H. (2007-09-03). Mechanical reinforcement of polyethylene using polyethylene-grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Advanced Functional Materials 17 (13) : 2062-2069. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.200600599
dc.identifier.issn1616301X
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52707
dc.description.abstractThe incorporation of carbon nanotubes to a polymer generally improves the stiffness and strength of the polymer, but the ductility and toughness of the polymer are compromised in most cases. Here we report the mechanical reinforcement of polyethylene (PE) using polyethylene-grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes (PE-g-MWNTs). The stiffness, strength, ductility and toughness of PE are all improved by the addition of PE-g-MWNTs. The grafting of PE onto MWNTs enables the well-dispersion of nanotubes in the PE matrix and improves MWNT/PE interfacial adhesion. The grafting was achieved by a reactive blending process through melt blending of PE containing 0.85 wt % of maleic anhydride and amine-functionalized MWNTs. The reaction between maleic anhydride and amine groups, as evidenced by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy, leads to the grafting of PE onto the nanotubes. © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.departmentCHEMISTRY
dc.description.doi10.1002/adfm.200600599
dc.description.sourcetitleAdvanced Functional Materials
dc.description.volume17
dc.description.issue13
dc.description.page2062-2069
dc.description.codenAFMDC
dc.identifier.isiut000249636900008
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