Preparation and properties of chlorosulfonated polyethylene/organomontmorillonite nanocomposites

Authors

  • Zheng Gu,

    1. Department of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
    2. Institute of Polymer Materials, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
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  • Guojun Song,

    1. Institute of Polymer Materials, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
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  • Weisheng Liu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
    • Department of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
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  • Jianming Gao,

    1. Institute of Polymer Materials, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
    2. Qingdao TKS Sealing Industry Company, Qingdao 266071, China
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  • Wei Dou,

    1. Department of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
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  • Ping Lu

    1. Institute of Polymer Materials, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
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Abstract

Chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE)/organomontmorillonite (OMMT) nanocomposites were prepared by a melt intercalation method. The microstructure of the nanocomposites was characterized by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The effects of the OMMT content on the mechanical properties and swelling behavior of the nanocomposites were investigated. The improvement in the thermal stability of the nanocomposites was determined by thermogravimetric analysis. Transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction showed that CSPE was intercalated into OMMT. When the OMMT content was lower than 12 wt %, the nanocomposites showed excellent tensile properties, which was attributed to nanometer-scale dispersion. The introduction of a small amount of OMMT also improved the thermal stability and swelling behavior, which was attributed to the gas barrier action of the OMMT layers. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010

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