Manar Ghyath Abd-Almutalib Al-Mosawy* Pages 1 - 6 ( 6 )
Background: Polybutylene succinate (PBS) is a type of biodegradable polymers that have gained considerable attention among scholars when extreme rivalry is increasing rapidly in around the world for finding alternatives to petroleum-based polymeric materials.
Methods: A modified clay was used in preparing nanocomposites for the PBS / corn starch mixture. Nanocomposites were prepared by 0.5–5 percent of HDA-MMT being integrated.An x-ray diffraction technique (XRD) was employed to characterize the modifier’s interactionin the clay layer.
Results: In order to the nanocomposites to be synthesized, a solution was used to cast off the modified clay and (PBS)/ corn starch) blend. The nanocomposites production was verified by XRD and transmission electron microscopy.
Conclusion: Modified clay nanocomposites (PBS / Corn starch) demonstrate higher thermal stability and substantial improvement in contrast to PBS / Corn starch blend.
Na-Montmorillonite, Hexadecylamine, Polybutylenesuccinate, Nanocomposite, Glycerol
Medical Laboratory Technology Department, Imam Ja'afar Al-Sadiq University, Al-Najaf