Vahid Jabbari - Improving Thermal and Optical Properties of Biodegradable Poly (ethyl vinyl ether-co-maleic anhydride)(PEVE/MA) Copolymer by Encapsulation of TiO2 Nanoparticles Via in situ Radical Polymerization

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      Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 53 (12), 1283-1289

      Abstract:

      This study deals with the synthesis of alternative nanocomposite   of poly (ethyl vinyl ether- maleic anhydride)/ titanium dioxide   using maleic anhydride and ethyl vinyl ether as monomers, via a   simple and cost-effective method of free-radical polymerization   through simultaneous formation of the copolymer matrix and   TiO2 nanoparticles networks. Investigations including   FT-IR, XRD, SEM, UV-Vis and TGA demonstrated that distribution of   TiO2 nanoparticles at polymer matrix was largely   homogeneous and compared to the PEVE-MA copolymer, thermal   stability of the PEVE-MA/TiO2 was considerably raised,   especially in the 10%wt of TiO2 nanoparticles range.   Moreover, optical properties of PEVE/MA copolymer were altered   and shifted to the visible region.

      Address (URL): DOI:   10.1080/03602559.2014.909463