Characterisation of poly(vinyl alcohol)-montmorillonite composites with higher clay compositions

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dc.contributor.author Ip, Kin Hong en_US
dc.contributor.author Stuart, Barbara en_US
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Paul en_US
dc.contributor.author Ray, A en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T05:08:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T05:08:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003915 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ip Kin Hong et al. 2011, 'Characterisation of poly(vinyl alcohol)-montmorillonite composites with higher clay compositions', Elsevier Inc, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 732-736. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0142-9418 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14609
dc.description.abstract Polymer composites comprised of poly(vinyl alcohol) and montmorillonite with higher clay loadings have been prepared and characterised. The extent of intercalation in the composites was examined over a range of compositions using scanning electron microscopy ? energy dispersive spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction. The incorporation of an acidification step followed by washing the clay results in a homogenous polymer-clay film. The source of montmorillonite was found to have an effect on the morphology of the clay in the resulting composite. Montmorillonite was obtained from two sources and different clay structures within the polymer ? clay composites were identified in each case, indicating that the choice of clay is an important consideration when producing poly(vinyl alcohol) ? montmorillonite composites with higher clay content. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Inc en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2011.06.004 en_US
dc.title Characterisation of poly(vinyl alcohol)-montmorillonite composites with higher clay compositions en_US
dc.parent Polymer Testing en_US
dc.journal.volume 30 en_US
dc.journal.number 7 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 732 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 736 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Chemistry and Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 030300 en_US
dc.personcode 97049136 en_US
dc.personcode 950589 en_US
dc.personcode 960405 en_US
dc.personcode 0000070915 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Poly(vinyl alcohol), Montmorillonite, Scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Clay, Intercalation en_US
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