Synthesis and characterization of lactic acid-magnesium oxide nanocomposites: how nanoparticle size and shape effects polymerization and the resulting properties of the polymer
The products were characterized via DSC, TGA, FTIR, [superscript]1H and [superscript]13C NMR, UV-Vis, XRD, and TEM. Additionally, titrations were performed with the reactants to ensure the particles were not being consumed by the acid regardless of their size. The results of this study indicate that condensation reactions are the primary polymerization route of lactic acid and polymerization appears to initiate on the surface of the magnesium oxide particles, resulting in physically unique composites of lactic acid and magnesium oxide.
School:Kansas State University
School Location:USA - Kansas
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:lactic acid magnesium oxide nanocomposites chemistry inorganic 0488
Date of Publication:01/01/2008