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Analysis of energy transfer and ternary non-covalent filler/matrix/UV stabilizer interactions in carbon nanofiber and oxidized carbon nanofiber filled poly(methyl methacrylate) composites
Polymer Engineering Faculty Research
  • Sadhan Jana, The University of Akron
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2011
Abstract
Ternary non-covalent interactions between carbon nanofibers (CNFs), oxidized carbon nanofibers (ox-CNFs), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) chains, and benzotriazole-containing UV stabilizers were analyzed using Fourier-transform infra red spectroscopy (FTIR), time-resolved fluorescence emission spectroscopy, and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. The results indicated that PMMA chains form hydrogen bonds both with ox-CNF fibers and the UV stabilizer molecules. It was also determined that UV stabilizers strongly interact with CNF particles via π-π interactions. The extent of π-π and hydrogen bonding interactions was determined to be lower between ox-CNF particles and UV stabilizers due to less perfect graphitic structure of the former. The morphology of the composites indicated that the hydrogen bonds between PMMA chains and ox-CNF particles resulted in highly improved state of filler dispersion in ox-CNF/PMMA composites.
Citation Information
Sadhan Jana. "Analysis of energy transfer and ternary non-covalent filler/matrix/UV stabilizer interactions in carbon nanofiber and oxidized carbon nanofiber filled poly(methyl methacrylate) composites" Vol. 52 (2011) p. 5355 - 5361
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sadhan_jana/175/