Polysterene Layered Silicate Nanocomposites


Polymer/layered silicate nanocomposites bring about an enhancement of many properties for polymers. They have attached considerable attention since they have the capacity to generate new polymer properties. The performance improvement greatly depended on the distribution and dispersion of layers of the silicates in the polymer matrix. This chapter aims to highlight on the recent developments in preparation and characterization of polystyrene/layered silicate nanocomposites, and also the effect of different parameters such as type of clay, clay modifiers, and preparation methods on final properties of polystyrene nanocomposites will be reviewed.

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Polysterene Layered Silicate Nanocomposites
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Handbook of Polymernanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
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  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (1)
  • Kummetha Raghunatha Reddy Send Email (2)
  • Amar Kumar Mohanty Send Email (3)
  • Manjusri Misra Send Email (4)
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  • 1 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
  • 2 Department of Future Industry-Oriented Basic Science and Materials, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan
  • 3 Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • 4 Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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  • Abozar Akbari Send Email (5)
  • Mahsa A. Tehrani (6)
  • Hossien Cherghibidsorkhi (5)
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  • 5 Enhanced Polymer Research Group (EnPRO), Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • 6 School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
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