Get access

Mechanical and thermal properties of graphite nanoplatelets reinforced polyarylene ether nitriles/bisphthalonitrile IPN system

Authors

  • Yajie Lei,

    1. Research Branch of Functional Materials, Institute of Microelectronic and Solid State Electronic, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, People's Republic of China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Rui Zhao,

    1. Research Branch of Functional Materials, Institute of Microelectronic and Solid State Electronic, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, People's Republic of China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Xulin Yang,

    1. Research Branch of Functional Materials, Institute of Microelectronic and Solid State Electronic, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, People's Republic of China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Xiaobo Liu

    Corresponding author
    1. Research Branch of Functional Materials, Institute of Microelectronic and Solid State Electronic, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, People's Republic of China
    • Research Branch of Functional Materials, Institute of Microelectronic and Solid State Electronic, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, People's Republic of China
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

A new type of graphite nanoplatelets (GN) reinforced polyarylene ether nitriles (PEN)/bisphthalonitrile (BPh) interpenetrating polymer network with high strength and high toughness was synthesized and characterized. The results showed that GN and PEN had obvious synergistic effect on its properties of resulted BPh composites. Compared to pure BPh, with a loading of 10 wt % PEN and 10 wt % GN, the obtained composites exhibited excellent mechanical properties. In these systems, the flexural toughness and strength of BPh resin could be enhanced with the incorporation of PEN; meanwhile, GN could further improve the flexural modulus and thermal stability lowered by PEN. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2013

Ancillary