DOI: 10.1155/2014/572726
View full text
Cha Ping Liau, Mansor Bin Ahmad, Kamyar Shameli, Wan Md Zin Wan Yunus, Nor Azowa Ibrahim, Norhazlin Zainuddin, Yoon Yee Then

Abstract: Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)/polycaprolactone (PCL)/stearate Mg-Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanocomposites were prepared via solution casting intercalation method. Coprecipitation method was used to prepare the anionic clay Mg-Al LDH from nitrate salt solution. Modification of nitrate anions by stearate anions between the LDH layers via ion exchange reaction. FTIR spectra showed the presence of carboxylic acid (COOH) group which indicates that stearate anions were successfully intercalated into the Mg-Al LD…

expand abstract