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Reports from Queensland University of Technology Provide New Insights into Alkadienes (Thermal stability and decomposition kinetics of...

August 15, 2014



Reports from Queensland University of Technology Provide New Insights into Alkadienes (Thermal stability and decomposition kinetics of styrene-butadiene rubber nanocomposites filled with different particle sized kaolinites)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Alkadienes have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Brisbane, Australia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A series of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) nanocomposites filled with different particle sized kaolinites are prepared via a latex blending method. The thermal stabilities of these clay polymer nanocomposites (CPN) are characterized by a range of techniques including thermogravimetry (TG), digital photos, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman spectroscopy."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Queensland University of Technology, "These CPN show some remarkable improvement in thermal stability compared to that of the pure SBR. With the increase of kaolinite particle size, the residual char content and the average activation energy of kaolinite SBR nanocomposites all decrease; the pyrolysis residues become porous; the crystal carbon in the pyrolysis residues decrease significantly from 58.23% to 44.41%."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The above results prove that the increase of kaolinite particle size is not beneficial in improving the thermal stability of kaolinite SBR nanocomposites."

For more information on this research see: Thermal stability and decomposition kinetics of styrene-butadiene rubber nanocomposites filled with different particle sized kaolinites. Applied Clay Science, 2014;95():159-166. Applied Clay Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Clay Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/503322)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.D. Zhang, Queensland University of Technology, Sch Chem Phys & Mech Engn, Fac Sci & Engn, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia. Additional authors for this research include Q.F. Liu, J.J. Xiang and R.L. Frost (see also Alkadienes).

Keywords for this news article include: Alkenes, Brisbane, Alkadienes, Butadienes, Hydrocarbons, Nanocomposite, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Australia and New Zealand

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