Paper: Graphene Oxide Reduces Aging of Polyamide

September 3, 2017 — By Hannes C. Schniepp
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2017-09-18_paper_graphene-oxide_pa-11.jpg We have shown that adding a small amount of graphene oxide into polyamide-11 significantly reduces the degree of degradation via hydrolysis, one of the most common processes leading to embrittlement and failure of polymers. The aging of the plastics was significantly reduced when we added as little as 0.1% of the graphene nanoparticles. Important potential applications of this idea are in off-shore oil recovery, where failing polyamide flow lines on the ocean floor can cause significant damage and are extremely expensive to replace.

Our paper has been published in the journal Polymer (2016 impact factor: 3.7).


SJA Hocker, NV Hudson-Smith, PT Smith, CH Komatsu, LR Dickinson, HC Schniepp, DE Kranbuehl
“Graphene oxide reduces the hydrolytic degradation in polyamide-11”
Polymer 126, 248-258 (2017)

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DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2017.08.034
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