Presenter Information

Sharon Lin, SUNY BuffaloFollow

Academic Field

Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

Faculty Mentor Name

Luyi Sun, Ph. D.

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

α-Zirconium phosphate (ZrP) and Montmorillonite (MMT), two nano-dimensional materials that have good gas barrier properties, have each been combined with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to create nanocomposites that were then coated onto Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The nanocoatings have dramatically improved gas barrier properties of PET by four orders of magnitude, compared with that of uncoated PET. The UV-vis spectra also show that the coated films have high transparency. Ultimately, the goal of these studies is to create an effective nanocoating that can eventually be put to use in various applications, such as the food packaging industry.

Keywords

alpha-zirconium phosphate, montmorillonite, polyvinyl alcohol, nanodimensional materials

Start Date

10-4-2015 11:15 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 12:00 PM

Location

SERC House of Fields

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Apr 10th, 11:15 AM Apr 10th, 12:00 PM

High Performance Nanostructured Organic/Inorganic Hybrids for Functional Applications

SERC House of Fields

α-Zirconium phosphate (ZrP) and Montmorillonite (MMT), two nano-dimensional materials that have good gas barrier properties, have each been combined with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to create nanocomposites that were then coated onto Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The nanocoatings have dramatically improved gas barrier properties of PET by four orders of magnitude, compared with that of uncoated PET. The UV-vis spectra also show that the coated films have high transparency. Ultimately, the goal of these studies is to create an effective nanocoating that can eventually be put to use in various applications, such as the food packaging industry.