Guruprasad, R and Chanda, M (1999) Solution grafting of maleic anhydride onto polyethylene and compatibilization of polyetylene-nylon blends. In: Journal of Polymer Materials, 16 (2). pp. 173-178.Full text not available from this repository.
Maleic anhydride (MAH) has been grafted onto high density polyethylene (HDPE) with benzoyl peroxide (BOP) initiator in toluene solution. Maximum degree of grafting (12%) without crosslinking has been obtained using MAH/HDPE and BOP/HDPE weight ratios of 1.0 and 0.15 respectively, at 110 degrees C. The HDPE-g-MAH compatibilizer is found to drastically reduce the dispersed phase size and also to produce homogeneous blends for relatively low concentrations of dispersed phase in HDPE/nylon blends. Addition of this compatibilizer results in increase of tensile strength and modulus with increasing nylon content of HDPE/nylon blends, while the opposite is found for the blends without any added compatibilizer.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to A.A.Balkema Publishers.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||30 Jun 2011 08:20|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2011 08:20|
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