OJCM  Vol.7 No.3 , July 2017
Nylon/Porphyrin/Graphene Oxide Fiber Ternary Composite, Synthesis and Characterization
Abstract: This research was based on the manufacture of new composite materials that offer technological possibilities in the development of new devices with greater efficiency. Electrospinning was used to form nylon 66/-tetra-(para-aminophenyl) porphyrin (H2T(p-NH2)PP)/graphene oxide (GO) composite film. Graphene oxide coatings were obtained from graphite, through mechanical exfoliation followed by calcination and ultrasonic agitation in an oxidant solution. These samples were characterized under SEM, FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, UV-vis and R-X techniques. On the other hand, H2T(p-NH2)PP was synthesized in two steps process by the Rothemun reaction and the Adler Method and it was integrated within nylon polyamide fibers by direct addition of a hexamethylenediamine/adipoyl chloride reactant mixture. The polymerization of the nylon/H2T(p-NH2)PP species occurs in such a way that it starts or ends on the four peripherals-NH2 groups, connected and located in the same molecular plane of H2T(p-NH2)PP, forming nylon chains at the periphery of the macrocycle. The association of GO with nylon/H2T(p-NH2)PP fibers is performed by dipole-dipole interaction and hydrogen bonding. To take advantage of the properties of these materials, they were combined as a ternary composite.
Cite this paper: García-Pérez, C. , Menchaca-Campos, C. , García-Sánchez, M. , Pereyra-Laguna, E. , Rodríguez-Pérez, O. and Uruchurtu-Chavarín, J. (2017) Nylon/Porphyrin/Graphene Oxide Fiber Ternary Composite, Synthesis and Characterization. Open Journal of Composite Materials, 7, 146-165. doi: 10.4236/ojcm.2017.73009.

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