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

Publication series

NameSociety of Plastics Engineers - Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC DUBAI 2014

Conference

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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics

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