Thermophysical Properties of Composite Metal-Filled Copolymers of Polyvinylpyrrolidone

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Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia)
Technical University of Košice, Department of CAx Technologies

The effect of the presence of finely dispersed metal fillers of various natures (Zn, Co, Ni) on the thermophysical characteristics (Vick heat resistance, glass transition temperature) of polyvinylpyrrolidone block copolymers with 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate was studied. It was found that the heat resistance of the obtained composites significantly exceeds the heat resistance of unfilled copolymers and is in the range of 360-395K, depending on the nature and content of the metal filler. The change in heat resistance correlates with the change in glass transition temperature, which was evaluated according to the results of thermomechanical and dynamic mechanical thermal analyses. The results of this work are an additional source to characterize the structure of metal-filled copolymers: they confirm the participation of metal filler particles in the formation of the nodes of the copolymer spatial network, and also prove the formation of a different polymer network structure in the interfacial layer on the surface of the metal particle and in the polymer volume.

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