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A New Approach of Fabricating Graphene [email protected] Rubber Latex Composite and Its Characteristics and Mechanical Properties

Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Materials, Hanoi 100803, Vietnam
Advanced Nanomaterial Laboratory, Applied Nano Technology Joint Stock Company (ANTECH. Jsc), Hanoi 100803, Vietnam
Institute of Chemistry Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi 100803, Vietnam
Department of Chemistry, Goa University, Goa 403206, India
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Received: 23 July 2018 / Revised: 23 August 2018 / Accepted: 3 September 2018 / Published: 6 September 2018
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Graphene has been demonstrated to be one of the most promising candidates to use as filler to improve the electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties of natural rubber due to exceptional high surface area, superior electrical and thermal conductivity, and remarkable gas impermeability resistance. In this study, graphene nanoplates (GNPs) were mass-produced by a one-step chemical exfoliation of natural graphite and used as a filler for the fabrication of [email protected] rubber composite by a simple mixing method. The resultant GNPs/rubber composite was characterized by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and a rheometer. The prepared graphene nanoplates had a thickness of less than 10 nm and a lateral size of tens of microns. The [email protected] composite revealed an exceptional improvement of abrasion loss up to seven to ten fold, along with an approximately 400%, 200% and 30% increment of elongation at break, tear strength and tensile strength, respectively. Other mechanical properties, such as hardness, compression set and rebound, as well as the effect of the GNPs loadings on the mechanical properties of the composite, were also investigated in detail. View Full-Text
Keywords: high-performance polymer; graphene additives; nanocomposite; rubber high-performance polymer; graphene additives; nanocomposite; rubber

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La, D.D.; Nguyen, T.A.; Quoc, V.D.; Nguyen, T.T.; Nguyen, D.A.; Pham Duy, L.N.; Trung, N.P.; Bhosale, S.V. A New Approach of Fabricating Graphene [email protected] Rubber Latex Composite and Its Characteristics and Mechanical Properties. C 2018, 4, 50.

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