Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials

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ISSN / EISSN : 2164-5736 / 2164-5752
Published by: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. (10.4236)
Total articles ≅ 87
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Nikesh B. Samarth, Prakash A. Mahanwar
Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Volume 11, pp 1-50;

In water industry, the chlorine is mostly used as a disinfectant agent. The chlorine present in potable water as a disinfectant has been reported to reduce the lifetime of contact polymeric material. This occurs in polymer pipes and it is now very common in plumbing and other parts of the drinking water distribution system. For more than 50 years, Polymer & Elastomeric materials have been used ubiquitously in drinking water distribution systems. Polymer & Elastomeric materials have successfully been used in a variety of applications ranging from rubber gaskets, to valves, to hydrants, to fittings. Polymer & Elastomers that degrade more quickly than expected create service problems, make it difficult for utilities to cost efficient plan preventive maintenance programs, and negatively affect customer relations. This review paper gives an insight idea to a reader about the selection of proper polymer & elastomer and predicting its performance in chlorinated water. Also the mechanism of degradation of Polymer & elastomer in chlorine environment and some model of life expectancy of in-service of Polymer & elastomer in various conditions and parameter in chlorinated water were discussed.
Pritam V. Dhawale, S. K. Vineeth, Ravindra V. Gadhave, Prakash A. Mahanwar
Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Volume 11, pp 51-66;

The global energy crisis and overconsumption of non-renewable resources have depleted natural resources, climatic changes with global warming, and rise in sea level. The research on alternate sources and chemicals has resulted in the usage of green materials. These biomaterials are sustainable sources, biodegradable, and are abundant in nature. The replacement of petrochemicals with biopolymers has gained much importance in this aspect. Conventionally, polyvinyl alcohol is employed as a protective colloid in polyvinyl acetate adhesive. Polyvinyl alcohol has the limitation of petroleum origin, is replaced by biopolymers. Starch being a biopolymer, has gained interest in replacing polyvinyl alcohol as a stabilizer. Cellulose has a low cost, and the most abundant biomaterial finds application as a reinforcing agent in conventional adhesives. Exploring cellulose as a stabilizer for polyvinyl acetate emulsion polymerization with reinforcement has created potential applicability of cellulose in adhesives. Surface hydroxyl groups in cellulose act as sites for functionalization, making it material for the adhesive sector. This review paper aims to showcase biomaterials, namely starch, and cellulose, in the adhesive field. A detailed review of cellulose as functional filler for polyvinyl acetate emulsion adhesives has been explained.
Huayong Liao, Shuqi Li, Chunlin Liu, Guoliang Tao
Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Volume 10, pp 17-25;

The dynamic rheological behaviors are measured by small amplitude oscillatory shear on a rotational rheometer for a polystyrene (PS)/nylon 6 (PA6) blend compatibilized by a polystyrene grafted maleic anhydride (PS-g-MAH). The storage moduli versus angular frequency (G’-ω) data of the blends are fitted by Palierne model. The Palierne model fits the data basically well for the PA6-rich blends and the 70/6/30 (PS/PS-g-MAH/PA6) blend. The fitting results show that the PS-g-MAH has a fine compatibilizing effect on the PS/PA6 blends.
Benard Oloo Nyangoye, Benard Odhiambo Obondo
Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Volume 10, pp 27-34;

In this work, homopolymerization of propylene for synthesis of different molecular weights polypropylene was done using an isospecific metallocene catalyst by changing the polymerization conditions such as Al/Zr (Aluminium/Zirconium) ratio, temperature, pressure and polymerization time. The effects of the polymerization conditions on the molecular weight and other polymer properties have been discussed according to the results obtained. The results indicate that the activity of polymerization increased with increasing the Al/Zr mole ratio and reached a maximum value at a ratio of 2000. In relation to the mole ratio, the molecular weight also followed the same trend. The activity was also seen to increase with increase in temperature. The molecular weight increased with increasing the polymerization time at both 0°C and 25°C, but reduced with increase in time at 40°C. The increase of pressure also increased activity but lowered the molecular weight, indicating β-H elimination to the monomer.
Tadeo Mibulo, Noble Banadda, Nicholas Kiggundu
Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Volume 10, pp 35-48;

Tomato production systems in developing countries are characterized by high post harvest losses. Due to the perishability of tomatoes, lack of awareness and knowledge of postharvest handling techniques, and poor packaging, farmers encounter 20% - 50% postharvest losses. Farmers use traditional baskets, wooden, and plastic crates as packaging materials during transportation of tomatoes. However, tomatoes are often damaged due to the size and inner rough surface of crates and the difficulty in handling. The need for fresh tomato at the consumer requires a packaging that protects tomatoes against physical damages, increasing its shelf life prior to consumption. Packaging is important in ensuring quality, easing handling, extending the shelf life during storage and transportation of food products. However, the conventional use of synthetic-based materials for advanced packaging contributes to environmental problems because of their non-biodegradability and health concerns. This review article highlights the different materials used for packaging tomato and the prospects of using papaya, as a precursor for developing tomato packages.
Kemar Hibbert, Grant Warner, Celeste Brown, Olusegun Ajide, Gbadebo Owolabi, Amin Azimi
Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Volume 09, pp 1-27;

In this paper, the effects of build parameters on the mechanical properties of 3D-printed acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) produced using fused deposition modeling (FDM) are investigated. Full factorial experimental design incorporating a 2-level, 3-factor design with raster angle, layer thickness and interior fill style was carried out. Tensile tests were performed at four different strain rates to determine how the build parameters influence the mechanical properties of the 3-D printed ABS and to assess its strain rate sensitivity under quasi-static loading. It was found that the modulus of toughness of ABS material is most influenced by raster angle, while the interior fill style is the most dominant build parameter that dictates the specimen’s modulus of resilience, yield strength and ultimate tensile strength. At all strain rates, it is further revealed that higher mean values of yield strength, ultimate tensile strength and modulus of resilience were obtained when the interior fill style is solid as opposed to high density. This can be attributed to the denser structure and higher effective cross-sectional area in solid interior fill style in comparison with high density interior fill style. However, the influence of the layer thickness on the investigated mechanical properties was found to be inconsistent. It was noted that specimens built with both 0.254 mm layer thickness and the cross [0°/90°] raster angle had superior mechanical properties when compared to those built with the 0.3302 mm layer thickness and cross [0°/90°] raster angle. This suggests that there is a key interaction between the layer thickness and the raster angle. At any FDM build parameter, it was found that all the mechanical properties investigated in this work exhibited modest sensitivity to strain rates. This study has provided a platform for an appropriate selection of build parameters combinations and strain rates for additive manufacturing of 3D-printed ABS with improved mechanical properties.
Mohammad Mehrizi, Sahar Amiri, Seyed Hajir Bahrami
Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Volume 09, pp 29-46;

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic with a wide range of activity against bacterial infections, but due to the high potential for toxicity when exposed to light, resolving this problem and further stabilizing the drug are among the posed challenges. Inclusion complex formation between α-cyclodextrin (α-CD), ofloxacin (OFL) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) was prepared via two methods to produce nanocontainers with desirable stability. The effect of PEG as compatible solubilizing agent and mixing condition (in ultrasonic bath) were investigated in formation of an inclusion complex between α-CD/OFL. Obtained complexes were examined by FTIR, H-NMR, SEM, EDX and UV which indicated the formation of an inclusion complex between α-CD/OFL, in turn, is a mixture of the cage and channel structures. Differences between 1H-NMR, FTIR and XRD spectra of OFL, CDs and inclusion complex indicated the formation of α-CD/OFL and supramolecular containers in solid phase. These inclusion complexes loaded in PVA-based nanofibers for smart nanofibers with controlled release manner and higher stability of OFL. Obtained nanofiber showed that nanofibers containing CDs/OFL under sonic energy containing higher degree of OFL.
Jian Gu, Lei Li, Danchun Huang, Lei Jiang, Liu Liu, Fengyu Li, Aimin Pang, Xiang Guo, Bowen Tao
Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Volume 09, pp 47-62;

In this paper, [email protected] oxide ([email protected]) nanocomposite was designed and prepared with graphene oxide, CuSO4, NaOH and L-ascorbic acid via an in-situ reaction process, and the as-prepared [email protected] nanocomposite was characterized by XRD, FT-IR, Raman spectroscopy, XPS, SEM-EDS and TEM. The results reveal that the [email protected] nanocomposite is of homogeneous distribution, and the Cu2O nanoparticles adsorbed on graphene sheets are with a fairly uniform size of 2.3 nm. The [email protected]/acrylic resin self-polishing marine antifouling paint with functional surfaces was also prepared in this work, and a series of measurements were carried out for the obtained product. The WCAs of paint is up to 113°, and the adhesive force is averaged to 3.69 MPa. After being immersed into seawater, the whole bared panels show an abundant growth of marine organisms within 90 days, but the [email protected] paint coated surfaces are hardly fouled by marine organisms within 365 days. This work demonstrates that in situ synthesis of [email protected] is a tin-free potential alternative to inhibit biofouling.
R. Yu. Milusheva, S. Sh. Rashidova
Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Volume 09, pp 63-73;

A synthesis of nanochitosan from Bombyx mori chitosan with particle sizes of 20 - 100 nm was carried out. The antibacterial and immunological properties of synthesized nanochitosan were first studied. It was revealed that preparations based on nanochitosan have pronounced antibacterial activity, and are also able to significantly increase the immune response of the living system.
Zhaofeng Song, Haiquan Zhao
Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, Volume 08, pp 43-52;

Silica aerogel due to the high specific surface area, nanometer level pores and low density of the micro structure, had excellent heat-insulating properties. But the characteristics of silica aerogel with low density and high voidage resulted in poor mechanical properties. In order to improve the strength of materials and meet the actual needs, in this paper the heat-insulating composite material was made from the silica aerogel and mullite fiber. This kind of composite material mainly contented of mullite fiber, formed macro block structure, that gas gel is coated and filled with mullite fiber. Furthermore, the composite material had good strength and kept excellent thermal stability at 600°C. In addition the density of composite decreased with the increasing of the gas gel content.
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