Dispersion of Surface Modified Nanostructure Zinc Oxide in Optically Active Poly(Amide-Imide) Containing Pyromellitoyl-bis-L-isoleucine Segments: Nanocomposite Preparation and Morphological Investigation
Optically active zinc oxide/poly(amide-imide) (PAI) nanocomposites (NC)s were synthesized by using ultrasonic assisted technique. The polymers and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles were physically and/or chemically connected with each other through different kinds of interactions such as physical van der Waals forces, hydrogen bonding and/or covalent interactions. ZnO/PAI NCs were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectra, X-ray diffraction patterns, and field emission scanning electron microscopy. The thermal stability studies indicated an enhancement of thermal stability of new NC materials compared with the pure polymer.