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J. Compos. Sci. 2018, 2(3), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs2030037

Exploration of Mechanical and Thermal Properties of CTAB-Modified MoS2/LLDPE Composites Prepared by Melt Mixing

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Surface Engineering & Tribology Division, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI), Durgapur 713209, India
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Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-CMERI, Campus, Durgapur 713209, India
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Received: 30 May 2018 / Revised: 14 June 2018 / Accepted: 19 June 2018 / Published: 25 June 2018
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Abstract

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) was functionalized by cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) through a one-pot hydrothermal technique, and subsequently, linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) composites were prepared. The attachment of alkyl chains of CTAB onto the MoS2 surface was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The enhanced mechanical properties of the composites relative to neat LLDPE revealed good compatibility between MoS2 and LLDPE. The improvement in thermomechanical properties further substantiated good interaction between MoS2 and LLDPE. The thermal stability of the prepared composites showed a small decrease in onset degradation temperature. Nevertheless, the char residue formation was found to be promoted in the presence of MoS2. View Full-Text
Keywords: functionalization; morphology; mechanical properties; glass transition temperature functionalization; morphology; mechanical properties; glass transition temperature
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Chhetri, S.; Adak, N.C.; Samanta, P.; Murmu, N.C.; Kuila, T. Exploration of Mechanical and Thermal Properties of CTAB-Modified MoS2/LLDPE Composites Prepared by Melt Mixing. J. Compos. Sci. 2018, 2, 37.

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