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Effect of starch nanocrystals on natural rubber latex vulcanizate properties

Anand, K and Varghese, Siby and Kurian, Thomas and Bose, Suryasarathi (2018) Effect of starch nanocrystals on natural rubber latex vulcanizate properties. In: PROGRESS IN RUBBER PLASTICS AND RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY, 34 (2). pp. 75-87.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1021/bm101443a

Abstract

The incorporation of bio-nanofillers such as starch nanocrystals (SNC) in polymer matrices received much attention owing to their biodegradable nature. In this work, starch nanocrystals have been isolated from modified corn starch by acid hydrolysis and their efficacy as a potential bio-filler for natural rubber latex (NR) has been explored. The quality of the SNC suspension was confirmed from dynamic light scattering (DLS) studies and X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. For the fabrication of nanocomposites of NR with corn starch crystals, a simple latex stage mixing procedure was employed. The platelet-like morphology of corn starch nanocrystals improved the barrier properties of NR based vulcanizates with the addition of the SNC suspension.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belong to ISMITHERS-IRAPRA TECHNOLOGY LTD, SHAWBURY, SHREWSBURY SY4 4NR, SHROPS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 16:00
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 16:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59895

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