Characterization of Functionalized Low Density Polyethylene/Polyaniline Nano Fiber Composite

Mohib Reza, Kazimi and Saidatul Shima, Jamari and C. K. M., Faizal and Tahir, Shah (2014) Characterization of Functionalized Low Density Polyethylene/Polyaniline Nano Fiber Composite. Journal of Medical and Bioengineering, 3 (4). pp. 306-310. ISSN 2301-3796. (Published)

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Nano composite based on polyaniline (PANI) nano fibers filler and chromic acid functionalized low density polyethylene (LDPE) matrix with biocompatibility and low percolation threshold value was prepared via twin screw extrusion process. Density measurement, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Field Emission Electron Microscopy (FESEM), Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray crystallography (XRD), Brunauer, Emmett and Teller analysis (BET), Thermo Gravimetric (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetery (DSC) and Four-Probe Conductivity measurements are reported. As low density polyethylene functionalization renders LDPE more biocompatible, it also facilitates conductivity due to carbon carbon double bonds, sulfonic, and carbonyl group moieties. PANI nano fibers also assist in charge transfer mechanism of resultant composite. Overall results indicate the formation of highly stable nanocomposite materials, with good physiochemical properties and conductivity. The resultant blend may prove beneficial as a low cost biocompatible and electrically simulated nerve tissue repair scaffolds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Functionalized polyethylene; Polyaniline nano fibers; Nano composites; Characterization
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 02:19
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 03:10
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