Measurement of Degree of Hydrolysis of a PA66/GF Composite using a py-GC/MS analysis

  • Received : 2017.02.22
  • Accepted : 2017.03.07
  • Published : 2017.03.31


The effect on the hydrolysis resistance properties by the addition of maleic anhydride grafted EMDM (MA-g-EPDM) and PP (MA-g-PP) to a PA66/GF composite was investigated with respect to the mechanical properties, thermal properties, and morphology. The degree of hydrolysis of the PA66/GF composite was measured using py-GC/MS analysis. When compared to the PA66/GFcomposite in MEG/water solution, the composites where MA-g-EPDM and MA-g-PP were added to PA66/GF showed a higher degree of hydrolysis resistance, impact strength, and thermal properties, whereas their tensile strength, tensile modulus, flexural strength and flexural modulus decreased. As immersion time in the solution increases, the rate of tensile strength drop of the MA-g-PP added composite appeared lower than that of the PA66/MA-g-EPDM/GF and PA66/GF composites. The py-GC/MS analysis confirmed the formation of PA66 hydrolysis reaction by products such as carboxylic acid and alkylamine with increasing immersion time.


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