Carbon and Inorganic Nanoparticles used to Reinforce Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) Nanocomposite Foams

Journal of Nanosciences: Current Research

ISSN: 2572-0813

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Perspective - (2022) Volume 7, Issue 1

Carbon and Inorganic Nanoparticles used to Reinforce Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) Nanocomposite Foams

Dalvinder Singh*
*Correspondence: Dalvinder Singh, Department of Nanotechnology, Eternal University, Himachal Pradesh, India, Email:
Department of Nanotechnology, Eternal University, Himachal Pradesh, India

Received: 04-Jan-2022, Manuscript No. jncr-22-64893; Editor assigned: 05-Jan-2022, Pre QC No. P-64893; Reviewed: 18-Jan-2022, QC No. Q-64893; Revised: 19-Dec-0022, Manuscript No. R-64893; Published: 28-Jan-2022 , DOI: 10.37421/ 2572-0813.2022.7.139
Citation: Singh, Dalvinder. “Carbon and Inorganic Nanoparticles used to Reinforce Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) Nanocomposite Foams” J Nanosci Curr Res 7 (2020): 139.
Copyright: © 2022 Singh D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is an economically significant thermoplastic polymer with fitting compound obstruction, consumption opposition, and hostile to enduring properties toward the systemic applications. Be that as it may, the warm and mechanical strength properties of PMMA are not sufficiently high to satisfy modern needs. Therefore, different plan adjustments have been done on this polymer to upgrade its actual properties. The PMMA network has been supported with nanoparticles, to create nanocomposites. Thusly, the specialized application areas of PMMAput together nanocomposites have been engaged with respect to the fields of materials science and nanotechnology. PMMA has been utilized to shape a three-layered cell froth structure. PMMA froth has intrinsically high warm, mechanical, optical, detecting, and natural properties, comparative with slick PMMA [1].

In such manner, nanocarbon nanoparticles have been utilized to improve PMMA froth network properties. Research has turned towards the consolidation of nanoparticles, for example, graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanoclay, inorganic nanoparticles and so on in the PMMA network. Therefore, superior execution PMMA nanocomposite froths have been created. The unrivaled adaptability, warm solidness, mechanical vigor, electrical conductivity, detecting, capacitance, and radiation safeguarding properties of PMMA and nanofiller-based nanocomposite froths are fitting for a few specialized applications. In this audit, progress in the plan, elements, and utilizations of PMMA nanocomposite froths has been advertised. High level PMMA nanocomposite froths have been repeated in a few wide-running as well as promising application regions. The fate of PMMA nanocomposite froths depends on the plan of adjusted nanoparticle-based PMMA aerogels [2].


Poly (methyl methacrylate)

Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a straightforward thermoplastic polymer. It is comprised of methyl methacrylate monomer. It was initially found in 1930s. It is a lightweight polymer with a thickness of 1.2 gcm−3. PMMA shows atacticity, isotacticity, and syndiotacticity in its design. PMMA is an optically straightforward polymer and has been oftentimes utilized as inorganic glass. PMMA has a refractive record of 1.49. PMMA has a formless nature, compound obstruction, climate insubordination, and consumption opposition properties. The warm steadiness of PMMA has been broadly pondered. PMMA has a glass progress temperature in the scope of 100-130°C. Utilizing the methyl methacrylate monomer, the arrangement, mass, suspension, emulsion, free extremist, molecule move revolutionary, and anionic extremist chain polymerization techniques have been utilized to shape the PMMA spine. Nonetheless, flawless PMMA doesn't have sufficient warm/mechanical steadiness to meet a scope of specialized requests. In such manner, elite execution PMMA-based nanocomposites have been accounted for Different nanofillers utilized inside the PMMA network are graphene, carbon nanotube (CNT), fullerene, layered silicate, silica, alumina, polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane, and metal nanoparticles. PMMA has been applied in various applications including car parts, coatings, added substances, neutron plugs, bundling, and the nanocomposite business [3].

Poly (methyl methacrylate) foam

Polymeric nanocellular froths have been created utilizing different cycles. Among the most encouraging frothing strategies are supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) disintegration, the high strain technique, and the utilization of frothing specialists. The plasticization impact of frothing may impact the warm security, polymer glass change temperature, thickness, and mechanical properties. Slim polymer movies can be basically frothed utilizing CO2 gas disintegration. Therefore, froths with medium-to-low thickness have been acquired. PMMA has been created to frame froth structures having low thickness, fine strength, unbending nature, and warm conductivity properties. PMMA froths have been created utilizing different polymeric techniques. Pinto embraced the CO2 gas frothing cycle to shape nanocellular and microcellular PMMA froths. The impact of CO2 immersion temperature on PMMA frothing was investigated. This addresses checking electron microscopy (SEM) pictures showing the impact of immersion temperature on the cell structure. The CO2 immersion temperature appears to influence the frothing system by means of better nucleation and cell development. Zhou created PMMA microporous froth structures through hot liquefy squeezing. The dissolve technique was helped by the supercritical CO2 frothing strategy. This shows the creation interaction for the PMMA froths. The PMMA was changed over into sheets utilizing melt hot squeezing at 200°C (40 MPa). The PMMA sheet thickness was changed in the scope of 0.45-1.5 mm basically; single-layer PMMA sheet, 25-layer PMMA sheet, and 80-layer PMMA sheet were considered [4,5].


The volume thickness of the froths was found to diminish with climbing temperatures. This lessening in the volume thickness was likely because of the greater cell thickness of the froth at higher temperature. The compressive strength of the multi-facet froth was expanded from 11.84 MPa to 20.27 MPa with the rising PMMA layers in the design. The most noteworthy compressive strength was gotten with the 80 multi-facet PMMA sheet. Consideration of the multi-facet PMMA structure advanced better nucleation and development of the cells in the polymer grid.



Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest associated with this manuscript.


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