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Synthesis and Characterizations of MmtO-Copolymer (St-THF) Nanocomposite

Hattab Youcef1 and Hakiki Wahiba2
  • 1 LPPMCA, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of Oran M.B., BP 1505 al M'naouer Oran 31000, Algeria
  • 2 University of Oran2, Oran 31000, Algeria


Nanocomposites are synthesized by one or two polymers and optimized organophilic clay proportions. The aim of Synthesis of the Organophilic clay (montmorillonite) with a two monomers to get a copolytetrahydrofuran- styrene nanocomposite by insitu polymerization. Organophilic montmorillonite (MmtO) was synthesized by ion exchange between Na+ ions in the clay and HDTMAB alkylammonium cations in an aqueous medium. The MmtO were simply dispersed in two monomers: Styrene (St) and Tetrahydrofuran (THF). The Sample was investigated by proton nuclear magnetic resonance (RMN1H) and infrared spectroscopy. The nanocomposite exfoliate arrangement of was delved by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The temperature degradation was also examined with Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA), the thermal stability of nanocomposite higher then polystyrene alone.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 16 No. 10, 2019, 298-307


Submitted On: 28 September 2019 Published On: 19 December 2019

How to Cite: Youcef, H. & Wahiba, H. (2019). Synthesis and Characterizations of MmtO-Copolymer (St-THF) Nanocomposite. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 16(10), 298-307.

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  • Nanocomposites
  • XRD
  • Infrared
  • RMN and TGA