Promotion of the Gamma-Phase of Polyamide 6 In its Nanocomposite With Phosphate Glass
Polymers and High Performance Materials
The effect of tin fluorophosphate-glass (Pglass) nanoparticles on the polyamide-6 (PA6) matrix in Pglass/PA6 hybrids has been investigated by C-13 solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The crystallinity determined by direct-polarization C-13 NMR combined with longitudinal relaxation-time (TIC) filtering varied between 31 and 44%. T-1C-filtered C-13 spectra with cross polarization clearly showed resonances of both the alpha- and gamma-crystalline phases of PA6, typically at ratios near 45:55, while the similarly processed neat polymer contained only the a-phase. This suggests that the Pglass promotes the growth of the gamma-crystalline phase. (c) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics
Otaigbe, J. U.,
(2008). Promotion of the Gamma-Phase of Polyamide 6 In its Nanocomposite With Phosphate Glass. Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics, 46(9), 857-860.
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