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Cross-linked Chitosan/Thermoplastic Starch Reinforced with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Using Maleate Esters as Coupling Agent: Mechanical, Tribological and Thermal Characteristics

Deepthi, MV and Sailaja, RRN and Ananthapadmanabha, GS and Avadhani, GS (2014) Cross-linked Chitosan/Thermoplastic Starch Reinforced with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Using Maleate Esters as Coupling Agent: Mechanical, Tribological and Thermal Characteristics. In: POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING, 53 (14). pp. 1476-1486.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1080/03602559.2014.909485

Abstract

Bio-nanocomposites have been developed using cross-linked chitosan and cross-linked thermoplastic starch along with acid functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (f-MWCNT). The nanocomposites developed were characterized for mechanical, wear, and thermal properties. The results revealed that the nanocomposites exhibited enhanced mechanical properties. The composites containing 3% f-MWCNT showed maximum compression strength. Tribological studies revealed that, with the addition of small amount of f-MWCNTs the slide wear loss reduced up to 25%. SEM analysis of the nanocomposites showed predominantly brittle fractured surface. Thermal analysis showed that the incorporation of f-MWCNTs has improved the thermal stability for the nanocomposites.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC, 530 CHESTNUT STREET, STE 850, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106 USA.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2014 07:00
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2014 07:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50047

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