Preparation of natural rubber/silica nanocomposites using one- and two-dimensional dispersants by latex blending process

Luo, Yongyue and Qian, Jiangzuo and He, Dongning and Tao, Jinlong and Zhao, Pengfei and Gong, Wei and Zhang, Zuhua and Peng, Zheng and Chen, Xianfei and Wang, Hao and Dan, Yi (2016) Preparation of natural rubber/silica nanocomposites using one- and two-dimensional dispersants by latex blending process. Polymer Composites. ISSN 0272-8397


The dispersion behaviors of graphene oxide (GO) and poly(sodium p-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) modified silica doped into the natural rubber (NR) matrix are revealed in this study, respectively. The NR composites are fabricated by latex compounding technology. We find that GO as a two-dimensional dispersant can link with silica through its oxide groups and form a layer of silica on the surface, which improves the silica distribution homogeneity. In comparison, PSS as a one-dimensional dispersant twins silica particles and forms a matrix consisting of stick-like composite with fillers. Both GO and PSS can improve the dispersibility of silica in the NR composites, and the tensile and tear strengths of the NR/GO/SiO2 and NR/PSS/SiO2 are improved compared to those of the NR/SiO2 composites. This strategy of modifying silica with GO and PSS is proven being an effective approach for the development of elastic nanocomposites. POLYM. COMPOS., 2016. © 2016 Society of Plastics Engineers.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 31 May 2016. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 06:08
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 02:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: dispersion behaviors; natural rubber (NR) composites; graphene oxide (GO) modified silica; poly(sodium p-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) modified silica; elastic nanocomposites
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091006 Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8613 Transport Equipment > 861302 Automotive Equipment
B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8698 Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing > 869899 Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/pc.24081

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