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Khalil Faghihi

Khalil Faghihi

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9884-1788
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 6603751266
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Synthesis and Characterization of New Nanocomposites Based on Poly(urethane-imide)s Reinforced Functionalized Carbone Nanotubes Containing N-Trimellitimido-L-Valine as Rigid Segments
poly(urethane-imide)s, carbon nanotube (CNTs), in situ polymerization
Journal Colloid & Nanoscience Journal
Researchers Khalil Faghihi ، masomeh soleymani ، Mohamad Reza Enayat


New poly(urethane-imide)s (PUIMs/MWCNT) nanocomposites (8a & 8b) containing two different amounts of MWCNTs were prepared by in situ polymerization technique. We first prepared a new diisocynate (5) containing imide moiety by a proper synthetic method. Then new poly(urethane-imide) (7) was prepared by reaction of diisocynate (5) with hydroquinone and structure of resulting polymer was characterized by mean of FT-IR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. Also inherent viscosity of resulting poly(urethane-imide) (7) was measured about 0.35 dL/g. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that MWCNTs were exfoliated in the polymer matrix, resulting in well-dispersed morphologies at 1.5 and 2.5 mass% MWCNT contents. The effects of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) on the thermal property of new PUIMs/MWCNT derived from diisocynate (5) were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) in nitrogen atmosphere. TGA results showed that the addition of MWCNT resulted a substantial increase of the thermal stability and char yields of the nanocomposites compared to the neat PUIMs. TEM experiments show morphology and good dispersion of nanotubes in polymeric matrix. The X-ray pattern of the PUIMs/MWCNT nanocomposites (8a) showed the combined peaks appearing in the MWCNT and pure PUIMs (7).