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|Title: ||Effect of MIL-53 (Al) MOF particles on the chain mobility and crystallization of poly(L-lactic acid)|
|Authors: ||Kathuria, Ajay|
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Citation: ||JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, 134, p. 1-8 (Art N° 45690)|
|Abstract: ||Polymer-filler interactions significantly influence morphology, functionality, and various desirable properties of mixed matrix membranes (MMMs). In this study, chain mobility and crystallization of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) MMM films prepared by solvent casting PLLA with 1, 5, 10, and 20% wt/wt of MIL-53(Al) metal organic framework (MOF) were evaluated. The fabricated MMMs were characterized using differential scanning calorimetry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. Differential scanning calorimetry studies indicated that the addition of MOF particles in the PLLA matrix reduces the polymeric chain mobility, which affects the crystallization process. The percent crystallinity of neat PLLA was found to decrease from 4% in neat PLLA to completely amorphous structures in PLLA-10% and PLLA-20% MMMs, as observed in the second heating cycle. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy data supports these observations. Thermogravimetric analysis results showed that PLLA-MOF films are thermally less stable than neat PLLA suggesting that MOF particles act as a depolymerization catalyst for PLLA. Partial agglomeration of MOF particles was observed in the samples using scanning electron microscopy studies. This study indicates strong PLLA-MIL-53(Al) MOF interactions. In addition, this study also provides insight into the effect of MOF particles on the segmental mobility and morphology of PLLA-MIL-53 (Al) composite films.|
|Notes: ||Kathuria, A (reprint author), Calif Polytech State Univ San Luis Obispo, Ind Technol & Packaging, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 USA.
|ISI #: ||000412517800007|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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