Investigation of the thermal, mechanical and biological properties of PVC/ABS blends loaded with cobalt chloride for biomedical and electronics applications Scientific paper

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Muhammad Shabbir Shakir
Muhammad Kaleem Khosa
Khalid Mahmood Zia
Muhammad Jawwad Saif
Tanveer Hussain Bokhari


New PVC/ABS and CoCl2 composites with various concentrations of cobalt chloride (≤10 wt. %) were synthesized by solution casting techniques and investigated by spectro-chemical, morphological and thermal mode of characterization. The FT-IR, XRD and SEM analyses proved the smooth dis­tribution and uniformity of the constituents of the composite materials. Ther­mal behavior showed that the addition of CoCl2 to the PVC/ABS blends enhanced the thermal stability and improved mechanical properties of com­po­sites due to crosslinking between PVC/ABS blend and CoCl2. Thus based on their remarkable morphology, thermomechanical stability and promising bio­activities, the synthesized composites could be applied for high performance polymeric materials in the field of biomedics and electronics.

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M. S. Shakir, M. K. Khosa, K. M. Zia, M. J. Saif, and T. H. Bokhari, “Investigation of the thermal, mechanical and biological properties of PVC/ABS blends loaded with cobalt chloride for biomedical and electronics applications: Scientific paper”, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., vol. 86, no. 6, pp. 591-602, Jun. 2021.


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