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Keywords:

  • polylactide;
  • clay;
  • ring-opening polymerization;
  • nanocomposites

Abstract

A modified clay/polylactide nanocomposite was prepared. The clay was modified by grafting polylactide chains onto the surface of clay. The modified clay was melt-compounded with a high-molecular-weight polylactide matrix. This novel clay/polylactide nanocomposite showed high shear-thinning behavior when the molecular weight of the grafted poly(L-lactide) was rather high. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 101: 1664–1669, 2006