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Title: Chitosan reinforced bisphenol-A glycidyldimethacrylate (BisGMA)/polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) blend based composites
Page Range: p.151-166
Author(s): Praharaj A P; Behera D; Bastia T K; Rout A K; Rath P; Mohanty P
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Journal: Applied Polymer Composites
Issue Year: apc
Volume: 2
Issue No: No.3

Chitosan (0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 wt%) reinforced 50/50 Bisphenol-A glycidyldimethacrylate (BisGMA)/polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) blend based composites have been processed. Their tensile strength, Young's modulus, impact strength and hardness increase with increasing loading of chitosan, reach an optimum at 40 wt% and thereafter decrease with further increase in chitosan loading, whereas elongation at break decreases with chitosan content. Chemical resistance and ageing studies of the composites have been reported. 34 Refs.