Carbon nanotubes as polymer antioxidants

Watts, P C P, Fearon, P K, Hsu, W K, Billingham, N C, Kroto, H W and Walton, D R M (2003) Carbon nanotubes as polymer antioxidants. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 13 (3). pp. 491-495.

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The oxidation of polystyrene, polyethylene, polypropylene and poly(vinylidene fluoride) is retarded by carbon nanotubes. Incorporation of boron into the nanotubes enhances the electron affinity of the tubes and leads to a small increase in antioxidant efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Norman Billingham
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:39
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:00
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