Bio-nanocomposites using bio-based epoxy resins

Mitsuhiro Shibata

in Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199581924
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728853 | DOI:

Series: Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials

Bio-nanocomposites using bio-based epoxy resins

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As nanocomposites composed of bio-based epoxy resins, bio-based hardeners, and nanofillers, polyglycerol polyglycidyl ether (PGPE) / ε-poly(L-lysine) (PL) / montmorillonite (MMT), glycerol polyglycidyl ether (GPE) / tannic acid (TA) / microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), and sorbitol polyglycidyl ether (SPE) / TA / MFC bio-nanocomposites were prepared by use of thermal curing reactions. Also, new bio-based nanocomposites composed of epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and self-assembled hydroxystearic acid (HSA) nanofibers were prepared by use of photo-curing reaction. The thermal and mechanical properties and morphologies of the PGPE-PL/MMT, GPE-TA/MFC, SPE-TA/MFC, and ESO/HSA bio-nanocomposites were investigated in detail.

Keywords: nanocomposites; bio-based epoxy resins; montmorillonite; microfibrillated cellulose; self-assembled nanofibers

Chapter.  6101 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Condensed Matter Physics

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