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Synthesis and Characterization of Ether Containing Tetraglycidyl Epoxy Reinforced with Amine Functionalized Graphene Oxide (F-Go) and It’s Nanocomposites

A. Gnanaprakasam, D. Duraibabu, S. Ananda Kumar

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Abstract

TGDDE matrix material along with functionalized graphene oxide (F-GO) as reinforcement was used to develop a unique skeletally modified tetra functional epoxy nanocomposites. Amine functionalization of graphene oxide nanoparticles (F-GO) on its surface was achieved by grafting 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) as coupling agent. The FT-IR spectrum revealed that the silane coupling agent was covalently bonded to the surface of graphene oxide nanoparticles, offering better dispersibility and compatibility with TGDDE epoxy matrix. The TGDDE epoxy resin was further reinforced with varying weight percentages (1–5 wt%) of F-GO and cured with room temperature curing agent (Aradur 140). Thermal and thermo-mechanical behaviour of TGDDE epoxy matrices and nanocomposites were examined by TGA and DMA, which appears to be an ideal candidate for advanced high performance applications when compared to those of neat epoxy matrix.

 

Keywords: Ether, TGDDE epoxy matrices, F-GO, nanocomposites

 

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Gnanaprakasam A, Duraibabu D, Ananda Kumar S. Synthesis and Characterization of Ether Containing Tetraglycidyl Epoxy Reinforced with Amine Functionalized Graphene Oxide (F-Go) and it’s Nanocomposites. Journal of Polymer & Composites. 2015; 3(2): 49–51p


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.37591/jopc.v3i2.2006

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