Processing Stabilisation of PE with a Natural Antioxidant, Curcumin

Tátraaljai, Dóra and Kirschweng, Balázs and Kovács, János and Földes, Enikő and Pukánszky, Béla (2013) Processing Stabilisation of PE with a Natural Antioxidant, Curcumin. European Polymer Journal, 49 (6). pp. 1196-1203. ISSN 0014-3057

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The potential use of natural antioxidants for polyolefin stabilisation came into the centre of attention because of some doubts about the effects of the reaction products of synthetic phenolic antioxidants on human health. The effect of curcumin on the melt stability of polyethylene was investigated in this paper with and without a phosphonite stabiliser by using multiple extrusions. Irganox 1010 was applied as reference phenolic antioxidant. Curcumin was characterised by FT-IR and UV-VIS spectroscopy, as well as by thermal analysis. Its stabilisation efficiency was determined by measuring the chemical structure, the rheological properties, the residual thermo-oxidative stability, and the colour of the polymer. The results reveal that the melt stabilising efficiency of curcumin is superior to that of the synthetic antioxidant investigated and is further enhanced by the addition of the phosphonite secondary antioxidant. The changes in the characteristics of the polymer indicate that besides the phenolic OH groups also the linear linkage between the two methoxyphenyl rings of curcumin participates in the stabilisation reactions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > Q1 Science (General) / természettudomány általában
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > T2 Technology (General) / műszaki tudományok általában
Depositing User: Dr. János/J Móczó
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 09:50
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2013 14:05

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