Novel nanoblends prepared from simultaneous in-situ polymerization and compatibilization of bio-based plant oils and thermoplastic polymer

Samy A. Madbouly, Kunwei Liu, Michael R. Kessler

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Abstract

Nanostructured blends with prescribed macromolecular structure and properties have been successfully prepared via in-situ cationic polymerization of bio-based rung oil in the presence of poly(ε-caprolactone) as a crystallizable, biodegradable, and biocompatible polymer. Different degrees of miscibility, morphology, and crystallization behavior have been observed as a function of blend composition. The isothermal crystallization kinetics of PCL/tung oil blends were investigated as a function of composition at different crystallization temperatures and analyzed on the basis of Avrami approach. A substantial decrease in the isothermal crystallization kinetics was observed as the concentration of PCL increased in the blends up to 30 wt.%. In a contrast, for 50 wt.% PCL blend, a considerable increase in the crystallization kinetics was detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Plastics Engineers - Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC DUBAI 2014
PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers
Pages118-121
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781634397179
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventTechnical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC DUBAI 2014 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Jan 21 2014Jan 22 2014

Other

OtherTechnical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC DUBAI 2014
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period1/21/141/22/14

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