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POSS-Containing Polyamide-Based Nanocomposites

  • Biswajit SarkarEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)

Abstract

Polyamide (PA) family of polymer is known as engineering plastics which are used in diverse industries such as synthetic fibers, automobiles, membranes. PA6 and PA66 are two major synthetic PAs that are widely used. Even though PAs possess several essential qualities, still some functional properties such as mechanical strength, rheological behavior, membrane permeability/permselectivity, flame retardancy need further improvement. Incorporation of POSS in PAs can improve those properties. In this chapter, we discussed POSS-containing PA nanocomposites. The influence of POSS on the structure and functional properties of PAs is discussed in particular.

Keywords

Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) Polyamides Nanocomposites POSS-polyamide nanocomposites Morphology Functional properties Processing of nanocomposites 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Discussion and deliberation with Mr. Andrew Bodratti and Dr Swarup China during manuscript preparation were very helpful. Author gratefully acknowledges their contributions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringUniversity at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Intel CorporationHillsboroUSA

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