Thermal Degradation of Poly (Styrene-Co-Methyl Methacrylate) in the Presence of AlI3 Nanoadditive

Ali Bahadur, Shahid Iqbal, Hashem O. Alsaab, Nasser S. Awwad, Hala A. Ibrahium, Fwzah H. Alshammari, Norah Alwadai, Mohammed T. Alotaibi

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Poly (styrene-co-methyl methacrylate) (PSCMMA) has been formed in acetone by a solution polymerization route, and AlI3 salt was used as a flame-retarding additive. The thermal degradation of PSCMMA along with the AlI3 nanoadditive (AlI3 NA) was performed under an inert environment. The effect of different concentrations of AlI3 NA (1–5% w/w) on the thermal behavior of PSCMMA was studied. PSCMMA composites with AlI3 NA were formed in an acetone common solvent by varying the concentration of AlI3 NA from 0 to 5% by weight. The thermal degradation of PSCMMA was studied by using thermo-analytical techniques (TGA, DTG, DTA). Pure PSCMMA1 burns 5 times faster than PSCMMA6 nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1916-1922
Number of pages7
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Engineering (all)


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