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New Biopolymer Nanocomposite Based Polybutylene Succinate (PBS)/ Corn Starch Modified Clay

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Manar Ghyath Abd-Almutalib Al-Mosawy*   Pages 1 - 6 ( 6 )

Abstract:


Polybutylene succinate (PBS) is a type of biodegradable polymers that have gained considerable attention among scholars as a great completion has been observed worldwide to find alternatives to petroleum-based polymeric materials. 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 interaction in the clay layer. 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. Modified clay nanocomposites (PBS / Corn starch) demonstrate higher thermal stability and substantial improvement in contrast to the PBS / Corn starch blend.

Keywords:

Na- montmorillonite, hexadecylamine, polybutylenesuccinate, cornstarch, nanocomposite, glycerol

Affiliation:

Medical Laboratory Technology Department, Imam Ja'afar Al-Sadiq University, Al-Najaf



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