Authors Barbu-Mic, C. ; Mihai, M. ; Varganici, C.-D. ; Schwarz, S. ; Scutaru, D. ; Simionescu, B. C.
Title Effects of (complementar) polyelectrolytes characteristics on composite calcium carbonate microparticles properties
Date 31.12.2017
Number 54313
Abstract This study follows the possibility to tune the thermal stability of some CaCO3 /polymer composites by crystal growth from supersaturated solutions controlled by polymer structure or by using nonstoichiometric polyelectrolyte complexes (NPECs). As the ratio between the organic and inorganic parts in the composites controls the Ca2+/polymer network crosslinking density, the CaCO3/polymer weight ratio was kept constant at 50/1, varying the initial concentration of the polyanions solutions (0.05 or 0.06 wt.%), the NPECs molar ratio , n+/n- (0.2 or 0.4), or the inorganic precursors concentration (0.25 or 0.3 M). Poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid-co-acr ylic acid) (PSA) and chondroitin-4-sulfate (CSA) were used as polyanions. Some NPEC dispersions, prepared with the same polyanions and poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH), were also used for calcium carbonate crystallization. The characteristics of the prepared composites were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), flow particle image analysis (FPIA), particles charge density (CD), zeta-potential (ZP). The thermal stability of the composite particles was investigated as compared to bare CaCO3 microparticles prepared at the same initial inorganic concentrations.
Journal Materiale Plastice
Citation Materiale Plastice 54 (2017) 708-714

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