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Three compounding methods were compared to determine their effects on the organization of the interphase in nanocomposites of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) processed via (1) direct compounding, (2) reactive extrusion using a coupling agent (…
Keywords: CNC, PHBV, nanocomposite, reactive extrusion, interface
Source: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Reactive extrusion was used for dicumyl peroxide (DCP)-initiated grafting of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) to poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV). The effects of GMA and DCP content and their weight ratio on the GMA grafting percentage (GP%), the polymer melt viscosity, and the PHBV…
Keywords: PHBV, cellulose nanocrystal, extrusion, injection molding, nanocomposite
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers. 205: 27-34.