Correlation between Crystallization Behaviour and Interfacial Interactions in Plasticized PLA/POSS Nanocomposites

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31st International Conference of the Polymer-Processing-Society (PPS), Güney Kore, 7 - 11 Haziran 2015, cilt.1713 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 1713
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.4942298
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Güney Kore


In this study, the correlation between crystallization behavior and surface chemistry of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (FOSS) for plasticized poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/POSS nanocomposites was investigated. Four different kinds of POSS particles having different chemical structures were used. Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG, 8000 g/mol) was utilized as the plasticiser. The nanocomposites were melt-compounded in an Xplore instruments 15 cc twin screw microcompounder at 180 degrees C barrel temperature and 100 rpm screw speed. Non-isothermal crystallization behaviour of PLA/PEG/POSS nanocomposites were evaluated from common kinetic models such as Avrami and Avrami-Ozawa and Kissinger by using the thermal data obtained from differantial scanning calorimetry (DSC). A polarized optical microscope (POM) equipped with a hot-stage was used to examine the morphology during the crystal growth. In order to investigate the interfacial interactions between POSS particles and plasticized PLA, thermodynamic work of adhesion approach was adopted using the experimentally determined surface energies. A strong correlation was obtained between interfacial chemistry and the nucleation rate in plasticized PLA/POSS nanocomposites. It was found that the polar interactions were the dominating factor which determines the nucleation activity of the POSS particles.