One-pot surface functionalization and reduction of graphene oxide with long-chain molecules : Preparation and its enhancement on the thermal and mechanical properties of polyurea

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Author(s)

  • Xiaodong Qian
  • Lei Song
  • Wei Yang
  • Bibo Wang
  • Yuan Hu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-241
Journal / PublicationChemical Engineering Journal
Volume236
Online published25 Sep 2013
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2014

Abstract

Graphene oxide (GO) was simultaneously reduced and functionalized with amine-terminated polyether. The results from FTIR, XPS and XRD showed that amine-terminated polyether was successfully attached onto the surface of FGO and most of FGO was reduced. Subsequently the amine-terminated polyether functionalized GO sheets were covalently incorporated into the polyurea matrix via in situ polymerization. The XRD, TEM, SEM and immersion phenomenon showed that FGO sheets were uniformly dispersed in the polyurea matrix and formed the strong interfacial adhesion with polyurea matrix. The properties reinforcements of the nanocomposites were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and tensile testing machine. The TGA results indicated that the T50. wt.% of the nanocomposites was increased by about 10. °C compared to pure polyurea at loading of 1.0. wt.% FGO. Meanwhile, the storage modulus of the nanocomposites was enhanced due to incorporation of FGO. Furthermore, the tensile test indicated that the FGO could also improve tensile properties of polyurea. It is believed that the reduction and covalent functionalization of graphene can improve both the dispersion of FGO in the polymer matrix and the interfacial interactions between FGO and polyurea matrix. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Functionalization, Graphene oxide, Nanocomposites, Polyurea, Reduction

Citation Format(s)

One-pot surface functionalization and reduction of graphene oxide with long-chain molecules : Preparation and its enhancement on the thermal and mechanical properties of polyurea. / Qian, Xiaodong; Song, Lei; Yu, Bin; Yang, Wei; Wang, Bibo; Hu, Yuan; Yuen, Richard K.K.

In: Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 236, 15.01.2014, p. 233-241.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review