Chhetri, Suman , , and Samanta, Pranab and Murmu, Naresh Chandra and Srivastava, Suneel Kumar and Kuila, Tapas (2016) Effect of Dodecyal Amine Functionalized Graphene on the Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Epoxy-Based Composites. Polymer Engineering and Science, 56 (11). pp. 1221-1228.

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Simultaneous surface functionalization and reduction of graphene oxide (GO) was achieved by using dodecyl amine (DA) as surface modifying agent. The DA modified reduced GO (DA-G) was used for subsequent preparation of DA-G/epoxy composites by solution mixing. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and electrical conductivity measurements were conducted to establish the concurrent functionalization and reduction of GO. The effect of DA-G on the epoxy composites at 0 to 0.75 wt% loadings was studied by investigating its static and dynamical mechanical properties. XRD study was performed to verify the dispersion of DA-G in the epoxy polymer. Field emission scanning electron microscopy was used to investigate the fracture surface morphology of the composites and Transmission electron microscopy was employed to further confirm the dispersion of DA-G in the matrix. It was found that the tensile strength of the composite was increased by 38.8% with the addition of 0.5 wt% of DA-G. The good adhesion/interaction between DA-G and epoxy resulted in the increase of storage modulus; however, glass transition temperature (Tg) value of the composites shifted to lower temperature in comparison to the neat epoxy. Thermogravimetric analysis showed small decrease in onset degradation temperature for the composites as compared to neat epoxy except for the composites containing 0.75 wt% of DA-G.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 13:43
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 13:43

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