Reinforcement of organo-modified molybdenum disulfide nanosheets on the mechanical and thermal properties of polyurethane acrylate films

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

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Author(s)

  • Xiaming Feng
  • Weiyi Xing
  • Jiajia Liu
  • Shuilai Qiu
  • Yuan Hu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-195
Journal / PublicationComposites Science and Technology
Volume137
StatePublished - 12 Dec 2016

Abstract

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanosheets were non-covalently organo-modified by electrostatically interacting with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) and then were used to reinforce the properties of polyurethane acrylate (PUA) resin for the first time. Benefited from the alkyl chain of CPC, the modified MoS2 nanosheets can be well dispersed in PUA matrix. Notably, inclusion of 0.5 wt% CPC-MoS2 leads to a 11.7 °C increase in the temperature corresponding to 50 wt % weight loss, indicating the enhanced thermal stability of PUA nanocomposites. Moreover, the improvement in tensile strength, work of fracture and storage modulus (at −75 °C) of PUA/f-MoS2 nanocomposites can reach up to 37.4%, 41.9% and 102.0% respectively. This substantial nano-reinforcement is mainly attributed to the proper organic modification and inherent feature of MoS2 nanosheets. The strong interfacial adhesion within PUA/f-MoS2 nanocomposites can efficiently transfer the load from weak polymer chains to robust MoS2 nanosheets.

Citation Format(s)

Reinforcement of organo-modified molybdenum disulfide nanosheets on the mechanical and thermal properties of polyurethane acrylate films. / Feng, Xiaming; Xing, Weiyi; Liu, Jiajia; Qiu, Shuilai; Hu, Yuan; Liew, Kim Meow.

In: Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 137, 12.12.2016, p. 188-195.

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