Furanoate-Based Nanocomposites: A Case Study Using Poly(Butylene 2,5-Furanoate) and Poly(Butylene 2,5-Furanoate)-co-(Butylene Diglycolate) and Bacterial Cellulose
authors Matos, M; Sousa, AF; Silva, NHCS; Freire, CSR; Andrade, M; Mendes, A; Silvestre, AJD
nationality International
journal POLYMERS
author keywords 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid; poly(1,4-butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate); biobased materials; bacterial cellulose; nanocomposites; mechanical properties
keywords POLY(ETHYLENE 2,5-FURANDICARBOXYLATE) PEF; PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES; CRYSTALLIZATION BEHAVIOR; MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES; RENEWABLE RESOURCES; COPOLYESTERS; POLYESTERS; DICARBOXYLATE); SUBSTITUTION; MEMBRANES
abstract Polyesters made from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) have been in the spotlight due to their renewable origins, together with the promising thermal, mechanical, and/or barrier properties. Following the same trend, (nano) composite materials based on FDCA could also generate similar interest, especially because novel materials with enhanced or refined properties could be obtained. This paper presents a case study on the use of furanoate-based polyesters and bacterial cellulose to prepare nanocomposites, namely acetylated bacterial cellulose/poly(butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) and acetylated bacterial cellulose/poly(butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate)-co-(butylene diglycolate)s. The balance between flexibility, prompted by the furanoate-diglycolate polymeric matrix; and the high strength prompted by the bacterial cellulose fibres, enabled the preparation of a wide range of new nanocomposite materials. The new nanocomposites had a glass transition between 25-46 degrees C and a melting temperature of 61-174 degrees C; and they were thermally stable up to 239-324 degrees C. Furthermore, these materials were highly reinforced materials with an enhanced Young's modulus (up to 1239 MPa) compared to their neat copolyester counterparts. This was associated with both the reinforcing action of the cellulose fibres and the degree of crystallinity of the nanocomposites. In terms of elongation at break, the nanocomposites prepared from copolyesters with higher amounts of diglycolate moieties displayed higher elongations due to the soft nature of these segments.
publisher MDPI
year published 2018
volume 10
issue 8
digital object identifier (doi) 10.3390/polym10080810
web of science category Polymer Science
subject category Polymer Science
unique article identifier WOS:000445410200003
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