Thermo-oxidative stabilization of poly(lactic acid) with antioxidant intercalated layered double hydroxides

Pérez Amaro, Lucía, Cicogna, Francesca, Passaglia, Elisa, Morici, Elisabetta, Oberhauser, Werner, Al-Malaika, Sahar, Dintcheva, Nadka Tz and Coiai, Serena (2016). Thermo-oxidative stabilization of poly(lactic acid) with antioxidant intercalated layered double hydroxides. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 133 , pp. 92-100.


Two antioxidant modified layered double hydroxides (AO-LDHs) were successfully prepared by theintercalation of 3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)propionic acid (IrganoxCOOH) and 6-hydroxy-2,5,7,8-tetramethylchroman-2-carboxylic acid (Trolox) in the layered structure of LDH. It was foundthat by anchoring the phenolic moieties to the LDH layers the antioxidant power is retained in the caseof Trolox, and even amplified in the case of IrganoxCOOH. A small amount of the two AO-LDHs wasincorporated into poly(lactic acid), PLA, by solution mixing and melt extrusion. The thermo-oxidativestability of the composites was compared with that of the neat PLA and PLA containing free AOs. SECanalysis indicates that, after a controlled period of ageing, both the AO-LDHs protect the PLA fromchain scission. The oxidation induction time (OIT, DSC) at 230 °C shows also the beneficial effects ofthe presence of the functional filler in the polymer matrix. Further, results from a preliminary migrationtest suggest that the AO species have a low tendency to migrate away from the AO-LDHs embedded inthe polymer matrix thus keeping the AO protected inside the nanofiller layers thereby remaining activefor a longer time.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Polymer and advanced materials research group
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Uncontrolled Keywords: antioxidants,layered double hydroxides (LDHs),poly(lactic acid),thermo-oxidative degradation,Condensed Matter Physics,Mechanics of Materials,Polymers and Plastics,Materials Chemistry
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Published Date: 2016-11
Authors: Pérez Amaro, Lucía
Cicogna, Francesca
Passaglia, Elisa
Morici, Elisabetta
Oberhauser, Werner
Al-Malaika, Sahar ( 0000-0002-1378-0603)
Dintcheva, Nadka Tz
Coiai, Serena

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