Effect of nanosized and surface-modified precipitated calcium carbonate on properties of CaCO3/polypropylene nanocomposites

Tran Dai Lam, Tran Vinh Hoang, Duong Tuan Quang, Jong Seung Kim

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The nanosized and surface-modified precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) particles have been synthesized by carbonation reaction and used as reinforcing filler for preparing polypropylene (PP) composites. Both a crystallization inhibitor (sodium tripolyphosphate, TPP) and an organic surface modifier (stearic acid) were used to get narrow size distribution, uniform shape and nanometer size. The comprehensive results of morphological and mechanical analyses on PP composites, prepared with trivial, untreated PCC (t-PCC); nanosized and surface-unmodified PCC (n-PCC); nanosized and surface-modified PCC (ns-PCC) separately, were reported and discussed thoroughly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-93
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 15



  • Composite
  • Nanosized PCC
  • Polypropylene
  • Surface-modified PCC
  • ns-PCC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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