Surface Treatment of ZrO2 Nanoparticles with Bio-Safe Citric Acid and Its Utilization for the Synthesis of L-Leucine Based Poly(Amide-Imide) Nanocomposites
This study aimed at preparing three nanocomposites of optically active poly(amide–imide) and zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) inorganic nanoparticles through the ultrasonic process. First, the surface of ZrO2 nanocomposites was chemically modified with bio-active citric acid in the basic media. Then, the poly(amide–imide) was reinforced with modified nanocomposites and three poly(amide–imide)/ZrO2-citric acid nanocomposites were synthesized by ultrasonic irradiation. The poly(amide–imide) was prepared by polycondensation of N-trimellitylimido-L-leucine with 4,4′-diaminodiphenylsulfone using of triphenyl phosphite and molten tetra-n-butylammonium bromide as green media. The obtained poly(amide–imide)/ZrO2-citric acid nanocomposites were characterized by different techniques.