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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2012, Article ID 932573, 8 pages
Research Article

Effect of Fullerene Derivates on Thermal and Crystallization Behavior of PBT/Decylamine- C 𝟔 𝟎 and PBT/TCNEO- C 𝟔 𝟎 Nanocomposites

1High Pressure Physics Division, Department of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznan, Poland
2Laboratory of EPR Tomography, Institute of Materials Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management, Poznan University of Technology, Piotrowo 3A, 60-965 Poznan, Poland
3Laboratory of Microbiocides Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University, Grunwaldzka 6, 60-780 Poznan, Poland

Received 26 January 2012; Revised 30 March 2012; Accepted 6 April 2012

Academic Editor: Sevan P. Davtyan

Copyright © 2012 A. Woźniak-Braszak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The paper describes the process of the preparation of new nanocomposites based on poly(butylene terephthalate) and C60 nanoparticles modified by decylamine (DA) and tetracyanoethylene oxide (TCNEO), respectively. Thermal and crystallization properties of new synthesized nanocomposites were investigated by means of thermal differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The experimental results demonstrate the effect of fullerene derivates, DA-C60 and TCNEO-C60, on the melting and crystallinity processes of nanocomposites. The morphology of new nanocomposites was investigated by SEM.