Poly (Methyl Methacrylate)-SiC Nanocomposites Prepared Through in Situ Polymerization

In this study, polymeric nanocomposites based on poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and silicon carbide (SiC) nanoparticles were prepared by radical mass polymerization in the presence of filler. Nanoparticles of SiC with and without surface treatment with organosilane were obtained .The nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray fluorescence (XRF), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravimetry (TGA) and Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscopy (FEG SEM) with an energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) detector. The produced nanocomposites showed well-dispersed SiC incorporation in the PMMA matrix. The results pointed that the surface treatment on SiC fillers was successful on enhancing the interaction between the organic matrix and the inorganic filler.