Carbon nanotubes as polymer antioxidants

Watts, P C P, Fearon, P K, Hsu, W K, Billingham, N C, Kroto, H W and Walton, D R M (2003) Carbon nanotubes as polymer antioxidants. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 13 (3). pp. 491-495.

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Abstract

The oxidation of polystyrene, polyethylene, polypropylene and poly(vinylidene fluoride) is retarded by carbon nanotubes. Incorporation of boron into the nanotubes enhances the electron affinity of the tubes and leads to a small increase in antioxidant efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Norman Billingham
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:39
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:00
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17553
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