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  • The evolution of structure and properties for copolyamide
           fibers-containing benzimidazole units during the decomplexation of
           hydrogen chloride
    • Authors: Li, K; Luo, L, Huang, J, Ma, X, Wang, H, Feng, Y, Liu, X.
      Pages: 381 - 389
      Abstract: A diamine monomer 2-(4-aminophenyl)-5-aminobenzimidazole (PABZ) was introduced to modify poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) by copolymerization, and corresponding aromatic copolyamide fibers were prepared by wet spinning. Thermogravimetric analysis showed that the benzimidazole units of the as-spun copolyamide fibers can complex with hydrogen chloride (HCl) to form protonated benzimidazole units, and the decomplexation takes place above 280°C. It is interesting that the crystal orientation, crystallite size, and tensile strength increase significantly during the decomplexation. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy proved that the decomplexation leads to the release of the electron donor C=N, which can form hydrogen bonding with NH in the PABZ unit. After removing HCl, the copolyamide fibers exhibit better planarity and stronger – conjugation between benzimidazole and benzene rings, which is conducive to the formation of – stacking. Thus, we suggest that the newly formed hydrogen bonding and the enhanced – stacking induce the closely packing and spontaneous orientation of the macromolecular chains, which lead to the sharp improvement of the tensile strength.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:25-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315583704
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
  • Study of thermal decomposition kinetics for polyimides based on
           2,6-bis(4-aminophenyl)-4-(4-(4-aminophenoxy) phenyl) pyridine
    • Authors: Zhuo, L; Kou, K, Bai, Y, Wang, Y, Wu, G.
      Pages: 390 - 400
      Abstract: This study reports on the preparation and thermal decomposition kinetics of a polyimide (PI) with phthalimide pendant (PI-1) and an analogous hyperbranched PI (PI-2). PI-1 was synthesized from 2,6-bis(4-aminophenyl)-4-(4-(4-aminophenoxy) phenyl) pyridine (BAAP) and 4,4'-(hexa-fluoroisopropylidene) diphthalic anhydride using a simple method with BAAP terminated by phthalic anhydride. The morphology of the PI structures was examined using X-ray diffraction. The thermal decomposition processes of the PIs were then studied according to a two-stage method using thermogravimetric analysis. The results indicated that both PIs exhibited excellent thermal stability, with a decomposition pattern of 5% mass loss beyond 508°C and 10% beyond 529°C. The two PIs exhibited similar levels of thermal stability in the first decomposition stage, but PI-1 exhibited higher stability in the second stage. The results indicate that PIs into which phthalimide pendants have been introduced retain their thermal stability in the first stage of decomposition and demonstrate enhanced thermal stability in the second stage.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:25-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315583705
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
  • Enhanced high-open circuit voltage in fluorinated benzoselenadiazole-based
           polymer solar cells
    • Authors: Wang, S.-Y; Liu, Z.-Y, Ai, L, Islam, A, Peng, R.-X, Zhang, J.-F, Ge, Z.-Y.
      Pages: 401 - 410
      Abstract: Three new donor–acceptor copolymers (PCDTBSe, PCDTFBSe, and PCDTDFBSe) were designed and synthesized with 2,7-carbazole as the donor (D) unit and benzoselenadiazole (BSe), monofluoro-benzoselenadiazole, and difluoro-benzoselenadiazole as the acceptor (A) units, respectively. The structure–property relationship of these polymers was elucidated in bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells. All the polymers were fully characterized and exhibited good thermal stability and broad absorption. The highest occupied molecular orbitals (HOMOs) of the PCDTBSe (–5.29 eV), PCDTFBSe (–5.32 eV), and PCDTDFBSe (–5.35 eV) were decreased by incorporating fluorine atoms on the polymer backbone. The low-lying HOMO energy level suggested that the polymers would exhibit high open circuit voltage (V OC) when blended with fullerene as the electron acceptor. Solar cell based on PCDTFBSe displayed a power conversion efficiency of 1.09% with a short-circuit current density (J SC) of 4.29 mA cm–2, a V OC of 0.78 V, and a fill factor (FF) of 32.51%, under the illumination of AM1.5G, 100 mW cm–2.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:25-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315584627
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
  • Effect of air plasma treatment on interfacial shear strength of carbon
           fiber-reinforced polyphenylene sulfide
    • Authors: Xu, D; Liu, B, Zhang, G, Long, S, Wang, X, Yang, J.
      Pages: 411 - 424
      Abstract: Plasma treatment, an environmentally safe method, was applied for surface modification of carbon fibers (CFs) and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) fibers. The morphology, crystallization property, thermal stability, and chemical properties of CF/PPS composites were determined, respectively, by scanning electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry analysis, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Interfacial micromechanical performance of CF/PPS composites was investigated by microbond test. The influence of plasma treatment on the apparent interfacial shear strength ( app) of CF/PPS micro-composite was systematically evaluated. The plasma treatment of CF reduced the app of the micro-composite by 13.7% and that of CFs and PPS fibers by 3.4%. However, the plasma-treated PPS fibers increased the app of the micro-composite by 17.1%. The present study demonstrates that matching of polarity between CF and the resin plays a great role in reinforcement of interfacial property.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:25-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315585012
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
  • Studies on graphene oxide-reinforced polybenzoxazine nanocomposites
    • Authors: Revathi, R; Prabunathan, P, Kumar, M, Alagar, M.
      Pages: 425 - 435
      Abstract: In the present work, different weight percentages (1, 3, and 5 wt%) of benzoxazine-functionalized graphene oxide (FGO) were reinforced with polybenzoxazine (PBZ) matrix by means of ring-opening polymerization. The resulting nanocomposites were characterized for their thermal, mechanical, dielectric, and optical properties using different analytical techniques. From the results of these studies, it was observed that the 5 wt% FGO-reinforced PBZ composite shows an improved glass transition temperature, thermal stability, and dielectric constant to the extent of 18%, 39%, and 197%, respectively, when compared with those of neat PBZ matrix. Furthermore, 5 wt% FGO-reinforced PBZ composite also exhibits an enhanced ultraviolet shielding efficiency (88%), with improved tensile strength (52%) compared with those of neat PBZ matrix. The enhanced properties may be due to homogeneous and uniform distribution of FGO into the PBZ matrix, which was confirmed from scanning electron microscopic and high-resolution transmission electron microscopic images. Data obtained from these studies indicate that the developed nanocomposites with high dielectric constant can be used in the form of coatings, sealants, and encapsulates for high-performance dielectric as well as antistatic applications.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:25-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315585013
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
  • Synthesis and properties of novel 9,9-diphenyl xanthene-based poly(aryl
           ether ketone)s with methyl substituents
    • Authors: Guo, D.-D; Jiang, J.-W, Yu, L.-M, Liu, X.-L, Sheng, S.-R.
      Pages: 436 - 444
      Abstract: A new bisphenol, 9,9-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methylphenyl)xanthene, was synthesized via a one-pot, two-step synthetic procedure in good yield and used for polymerization with difluorinated aromatic ketones in tetramethylene sulfone in the presence of anhydrous potassium carbonate to form several aromatic poly(ether ketone)s (PEKs) with 9,9-diphenylxanthene moieties and methyl substituents. The newly synthesized high-molecular-weight PEKs having number-average molecular weights in the range of 20,500–25,600 g mol–1 with the polydispersity index ranging from 1.9 to 2.1 were all amorphous and showed high glass transition temperatures in the range of 194–229.8°C, and the temperatures at the 5% weight loss were in the range of 420–445°C with char yields above 60% at 600°C under nitrogen atmosphere. All new PEKs are soluble in polar aprotic solvents, such as N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, N,N-dimethylacetamide, chloroform, pyridine, m-cresol, and tetrahydrofuran, and could form transparent, strong, and flexible films with tensile strengths of 66–74 MPa, Young’s moduli of 2.47–2.77 GPa, and elongations at break of 8–14%. In addition, these polymers had high transparency with an ultraviolet–visible absorption cutoff wavelength in the 352–356 nm range and low moisture absorption in the range of 0.41–0.56%.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:25-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315585014
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
  • Preparing copolyester-titanium dioxide nanocomposites with low melting
           point via in situ hydrolysis, catalysis and esterification process
    • Authors: Zhang, G; Ke, Y, Song, Y, Lu, S, Wang, Z.
      Pages: 445 - 452
      Abstract: Copolyester (CP)-titanium dioxide (TiO2) (CPT) nanocomposites with low melting point were synthesized by esterification of terephthalic acid, isophthalic acid, ethylene glycol and 1,4-butanediol monomers in the presence of tetrabutyl orthotitanate (TBOT). TBOT hydrolysis caused the TiO2 nanoparticles to act as catalysts for polymerization. Transmission electron micrographs showed that the TiO2 nanoparticles with the content ranging from 0.2 wt% to 0.4 wt% were well dispersed in the copolyester matrix. The thermal properties of the nanocomposites were assessed by differential scanning calorimetry. The melting point of CPT nanocomposite with 1.2 wt% TiO2 was 201.9°C, significantly lower than that of pure polyethylene terephthalate (above 260°C). Therefore, the obtained CPT nanocomposites with low melting point are potentially better for industrial applications than the commercial product.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:25-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315587123
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
  • Preparation and properties of amine-functionalized reduced graphene
           oxide/waterborne polyurethane nanocomposites
    • Authors: Wu, S; Shi, T, Zhang, L.
      Pages: 453 - 465
      Abstract: Amine-functionalized reduced graphene oxide (NH2-RGO), with primary amine (—NH2) groups linked onto surfaces by toluene-2,4-diisocynate), was successfully synthesized. Subsequently, the as-prepared NH2-RGO nanoplatelets were covalently incorporated into a waterborne polyurethane (WPU) matrix to fabricate NH2-RGO/WPU nanocomposites by the reaction of —NH2 groups with the isocyanate-terminated polyurethane prepolymer. Electron microscopic observations confirmed that the NH2-RGO nanoplatelets were homogenously dispersed in the WPU matrix. The NH2-RGO/WPU nanocomposites exhibited a significant improvement in their mechanical and thermal properties. The tensile strength and storage modulus of the nanocomposites increased by 73% and 973%, respectively, with the addition of 1.0 wt% NH2-RGO. The thermal degradation temperature was enhanced by about 40°C compared with the neat WPU. Meanwhile, the thermal conductivity increased by about 258%.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:26-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315587124
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
  • Studies on structurally different diamines and bisphenol benzoxazines:
           Synthesis and curing kinetics
    • Authors: Rishwana, S. S; Pitchaimari, G, Vijayakumar, C. T.
      Pages: 466 - 478
      Abstract: The compounds resorcinolbisbenzoxazine, quinolbisbenzoxazine, p-phenylene diaminebisbenzoxazine, and m-phenylenediaminebisbenzoxazine are prepared. The structural and thermal characterizations of the materials are done using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) and 13C NMR, and differential scanning calorimetry. Both FTIR and NMR studies reveal the presence of oxazine rings in the synthesized monomers. The curing exotherm of these bisbenzoxazines is much influenced by the nature of the aromatic unit present in the chosen compound and also on the type of the benzoxazine unit in the system. Curing kinetics is performed using Flynn–Wall–Ozawa, Vyazovkin, and Friedman methods. The apparent activation energies (Ea-C) for the thermal curing of the synthesized monomers varied and are dependent on the nature and the position of the functional groups present in the compound. The highest Ea-C values are noted for the compounds having the functionalizations being para oriented.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:26-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315587125
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
  • High-strain-rate compression behavior and failure mechanism of 3D MWK
           carbon/epoxy composites
    • Authors: Li, D.-s; Ge, D.-y, Jiang, N, Jiang, L.
      Pages: 479 - 491
      Abstract: The high-strain-rate compression experiments were performed on the three-dimensional multiaxial warp knitted (3D MWK) carbon/epoxy composites with different fiber architectures at room and elevated temperature using a split Hopkinson pressure bar apparatus. Macro-fracture and scanning electron microscope (SEM) micrographs were examined to understand the deformation and failure mechanism. The results show that 3D MWK carbon/epoxy composites have excellent high-strain-rate compression properties. The dynamic properties increase significantly with the strain rate and the composites show a high-strain-rate sensitivity. Meanwhile, composites with multidirectional symmetric fiber architecture have higher dynamic properties. Moreover, the composites show temperature sensitivity at high strain rates and the dynamic strength decreases significantly. The results also indicate the composites take on more serious damage and failure with the increase of strain rate. The failure of material with [0°/0°/0°/0°] behaves as binding fibers fracture in shear, 0° fibers tearing, overall expansion, and multiple 45° angle shear fracture, while the material with [0°/90°/+45°/–45°] is mainly interlaminar delaminating, and the local fibers tearing and shear on different fiber layers. In addition, with the increase of temperature, the composite shows less fracture and becomes more softened and plastic. The damages of matrix falling off, plasticity, and fiber/matrix interface debonding increase significantly.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:26-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315587126
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
  • The influence of different length of symmetrical alkyl side chains on the
           dielectric constant of soluble poly(aryl ether ketone) copolymers
    • Authors: Huo, P; Ba, J, Zhang, S, Zhang, X, Geng, Z, Liu, Y, Wang, G.
      Pages: 492 - 501
      Abstract: A series of novel amorphous poly(aryl ether ketone) random copolymers containing rigid bulky pendant adamantyl groups and different length symmetrical alkyl side chains were synthesized and characterized. The chemical structures of the copolymers were confirmed by Fourier transform infrared and proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies. The influence of different length of symmetrical alkyl side chains on the dielectric constant, thermal property, mechanical property, and water uptake was investigated. The result shows that the dielectric constants ( ) of the copolymer films ( = 2.72–2.90 at 1 MHz) are remarkably lower than commercial poly(ether ether ketone) ( = 3.27 at 1 MHz), and with the increasing length of symmetrical alkyl side chains of the copolymers, the dielectric constants of the copolymers decrease. The flexibility of the copolymer films exhibits a positive trend as the length of symmetrical alkyl side chains increases. Simultaneously, the copolymers maintain good solubility, low water uptakes, and excellent thermal and mechanical properties.
      PubDate: 2016-04-19T04:16:26-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0954008315585015
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 4 (2016)
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