Polysulfone/Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Environmentally Friendly Blend to minimize the Impact of UV Radiation
- *Corresponding Author:
- Raouf RM
Faculty of Science
Department Of Physics
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 19, 2015; Accepted Date: December 04, 2015; Published Date: December 14, 2015
Citation: Raouf RM, Wahab ZA, Ibrahim NA, Talib ZA (2015) Polysulfone/Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Environmentally Friendly Blend to minimize the Impact of UV Radiation. J Material Sci Eng 5:219. doi:10.4172/2169-0022.1000219
Copyright: © 2015 Raouf RM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
An eco-friendly transparent blend for ultraviolet and visible light rays from polysulfone (PSF) and cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) was prepared by melting and re-molding. Some optical, mechanical, thermal and morphological properties of the blend were studied by means of UV-Vis spectroscopy, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The UV-Vis spectroscopy results showed that the blend became more transparent in the ultraviolet region with an increase in CAB concentration, especially at the damage threshold (268 nm). The preferable blend sample contained 0.2% w/w CAB in the PSF/CAB blend, signifying low ultraviolet light absorption while preserving the transparency of the blend. The results also demonstrated that the amount of 0.2% CAB in PSF increased the modulus and thermal stability while decreasing the value of the glass transition temperature.