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Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-Asia


ISSN (Print): 2210-6812
ISSN (Online): 2210-6820

Research Article

New Biopolymer Nanocomposite based Polybutylene Succinate (PBS)/ Corn Starch Modified Clay

Author(s): Manar Ghyath Abd-Almutalib Al-Mosawy*

Volume 11, Issue 6, 2021

Published on: 22 September, 2020

Article ID: e200920186184 Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/2210681210999200922123533

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Background: Polybutylene succinate (PBS) is a type of biodegradable polymers that have gained considerable attention among scholars as a great completion has been observed worldwide to find alternatives to petroleum-based polymeric materials.

Methods: A modified clay was used in preparing nanocomposites for the PBS/Corn starch mixture. Nanocomposites were prepared by 0.5-5 percent of HDA-MMT being integrated. An X-ray diffraction technique (XRD) was employed to characterize the modifier’s interaction in the clay layer. To the nanocomposites to be synthesized, a solution was used to cast off the modified clay and (PBS)/Corn starch) blend.

Results: The nanocomposites production was verified by XRD and transmission electron microscopy.

Conclusion: Modified clay nanocomposites (PBS/Corn starch) demonstrate higher thermal stability and substantial improvement in contrast to the PBS/Corn starch blend.

Keywords: Na- montmorillonite, hexadecylamine, polybutylenesuccinate, cornstarch, nanocomposite, glycerol.

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