Synthesis of Polystyrene Grafting Filler Nanoparticles: Effect of Grafting on Mechanical Reinforcement

M. Khlifa, A. Youssef, A. F. Zaed, A. Kraft, Valeria Arrighi

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Abstract

A series of polystyrene (PS) nanoparticles were prepared by grafting polystyrene from both aggregated silica and colloidally dispersed silica nanoparticles using atom-transfer radical polymerisation (ATRP). Cross-linking and macroscopic gelation were minimised by using a miniemulsion system. The thermal and mechanical behaviour of the nanocomposites have been examined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1325-1329
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Volume8
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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