Characterization and Mechanical Properties Study of Intercalated Talc/Polypropylene Nanocomposites
Princess Nora Bint Abdurrahman University, Science College – Chemistry Department
Abstract: Talc/polypropylene nanocomposite with talc contents of 10% has been prepared using an injection-molding machine. FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis have been used to characterize the structure. The results of these analyses showed the intercalation of PP in the interlamellar spaces of the talc. Polypropylene with talc contents of 10, 20, 30, and 40% have been prepared to study the mechanical properties. Tensile strength and impact properties have been studied as a function of talc content. The results suggested that there is an optimum talc content for enhancement of the tensile strength of the composites. With a further increase in talc content, a decrease in tensile strength was observed. The best mechanical properties in this work were obtained at a talc content of 10%.
[Mashael Alshabanat. Characterization and Mechanical Properties Study of Intercalated Talc/Polypropylene Nanocomposites J Am Sci 2013;9(3):322-326]. (ISSN: 1545-1003).http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 45
Keywords: Polypropylene, Talc, Intercalated nanocomposites, Mechanical properties. Full Text 45