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Ionic Liquids as Compatibilizers for the Preparation of Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Characterization Using Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy

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Author(s)

Jeffrey W. Gilman, P H. Maupin, Mauro Zammarano, Paul C. Trulove, D M. Fox, H DeLong, Ph Dubois, M Murariu

Abstract

The process of dispersing ionic liquid modified montmorillonite in polylactide (PLA) using a twin-screw micro-compounder under different melt-compounding parameters was monitored using laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM). In addition the PLA-MMT nanocomposites were characterized using x-ray diffraction (XRD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Preliminary results indicate that Nile Blue (NB), a cationic laser dye, coupled with quantitative image analysis of LSCM composite images gives important information characteristic of the morphology of the PLA-MMT nanocomposites, and allows optimization of processing conditions.
Proceedings Title
Annual Bioplastics Conference | 8th | | BIOP
Conference Dates
December 6-7, 2006
Conference Location
Frankfurt, 1, GE
Conference Title
Annual Bioplastics Conference Proceedings

Keywords

IR thermography, nanotube, protective clothing, spectroscopy

Citation

Gilman, J. , Maupin, P. , Zammarano, M. , Trulove, P. , Fox, D. , DeLong, H. , Dubois, P. and Murariu, M. (2017), Ionic Liquids as Compatibilizers for the Preparation of Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Characterization Using Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy, Annual Bioplastics Conference | 8th | | BIOP, Frankfurt, 1, GE (Accessed May 27, 2024)

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Created February 19, 2017