Polyamide 6 Nanocomposites with Inorganic Particles Modified with Three Quaternary Ammonium Salts

Materials (Basel). 2011 Nov 2;4(11):1956-1966. doi: 10.3390/ma4111956.


The purpose of this study was to obtain polyamide 6 nanocomposites with national organically modified clay with three quaternary ammonium salts. The obtained results confirm the intercalation of molecules of salt in the clay layers, and a good interaction with the polymer, showing the formation of intercalated and/or partially exfoliated structures. The nanocomposites showed similar thermal stability compared to pure polymer, and the mechanical properties presented interesting and promising results.

Keywords: bentonite clay; nanocomposites; polyamide 6; quaternary ammonium salts.