Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube from Pine Oil and Their Impact on Carbon Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Hybrid Nanocomposite

S. Karthikeyan
Department of Chemistry, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tirupur, TN, India
M. Sujatha,  Department of Chemistry, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tirupur, TN, IndiaN. Hemalatha   Palanisamy College of Arts, Perundurai, TN, India

J. Environ. Nanotechnol., Volume 10, No. 2 (2021) pp. 10-15



Synthesis and characterization of MWCNTs from used natural precursor of Pine oil & catalytic supported materials by spray pyrolysis method. This study also includes impact of MWCNTs on carbon fiber reinforced epoxy hybrid Nano composite. MWCNTs prepared over Fe, Co & Mo as catalytic support on Silica with Pine oil at three various temperatures. Characterization studies such as SEM, HR-TEM, RAMAN taken for prepared MWCNTs using Pine oil at three different temperatures 550°C, 650°C & 750°C above studies clearly shows that MWCNTs has good morphology and well-graphitization at 650°C with better yield. Also investicate the mechanical properties such as Tensile strength and modulus, Flexural strength and modulus of MWCNTs filled and unfilled carbon fiber reinforced epoxy hybrid Nano composites. Thermal properties are studied by using Thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) for various wt. % of MWCNTs. Water absorption & chemical resistance tests also taken for MWCNTs composite material to know the capability of resistance in water absorption and chemicals. The findings of this study encourage MWCNTs & their composite materials may be used to several areas with high efficiency.

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