Faculty Advisor

McGimpsey, W. Grant

Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to determine whether the addition of organically modified montmorillonite clay improved mechanical properties and decreased permeation of a chemical warfare agent simulant in nitrile and neoprene rubber. The modification types were chosen using TEM and XRD testing. The chosen modified clay was mixed into the rubber in varying percentages. The clay did not seem to improve the mechanical or barrier properties for neoprene. The clay seemed to improve only the barrier properties for nitrile.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Chemistry

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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