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Using GO and clay to improve properties of PVA polymeric film
* 1 , * 2 , 3
1  Department of Polymer Engineering, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.
2  Department of Polymer Engineering and Color Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
3  Amirkabir Nanotechnology Research Institute (ANTRI), Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.


In this study, we have used a combination of  MMT and graphene oxide in poly vinyl alcohol polymer matrix preparation. Graphene oxide was synthesized using modified Hummers method and then aqueous suspension of  graphene oxide and montmorillonite were added to polymer matrix.  According to characterization of polymeric film, we observed excellent results. Our study shows addition of small amount of graphene oxide with nanoclay significantly enhances properties of poly vinyl alcohol hybrid nanocomposite, too.

Keywords: PVA, GO, montmorillonite , polymeric film