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Maghemite Intercalated Montmorillonite as New Nanofillers for Photopolymers
AbstractIn this work, maghemite intercalated montmorillonite (γFe2O3-MMT)/polymer nanocomposites loaded with 1 or 2 wt.% of nanofillers were obtained by photopolymerization of difunctional acrylate monomers. The γFe2O3-MMT nanofillers were prepared by a new method based on the in situ formation of maghemite in the interlayer space of Fe-MMT using a three step process. X-ray diffraction (XRD), chemical analysis, TG/DTA and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) characterization of these nanofillers indicated the efficiency of the synthesis. When following the kinetics of the photopolymerization of diacrylate-γFe2O3-MMT nanocomposites using FTIR spectroscopy no significant inhibition effect of the nanofillers was observed at a loading up to 2 wt.%. These innovative nanocomposites exhibit improved mechanical properties compared to the crude polymer.
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Tarablsi, B.; Delaite, C.; Brendle, J.; Croutxe-Barghorn, C. Maghemite Intercalated Montmorillonite as New Nanofillers for Photopolymers. Nanomaterials 2012, 2, 413-427.View more citation formats
Tarablsi B, Delaite C, Brendle J, Croutxe-Barghorn C. Maghemite Intercalated Montmorillonite as New Nanofillers for Photopolymers. Nanomaterials. 2012; 2(4):413-427.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tarablsi, Bassam; Delaite, Christelle; Brendle, Jocelyne; Croutxe-Barghorn, Celine. 2012. "Maghemite Intercalated Montmorillonite as New Nanofillers for Photopolymers." Nanomaterials 2, no. 4: 413-427.