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Utilization of ultrasonic irradiation as a green and effective strategy to prepare poly (N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone)/modified nano-copper (II) oxide nanocomposites


The present paper describes the result of investigations into preparation of novel nanocomposites (NCs) based on poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (PVP) as a biocompatible polymer and modified copper (II) oxide nanoparticles (NPs) as a nano-filler. To achieve optimum NCs properties, different ratios of modified copper (II) oxide NPs (3, 5, and 7 wt%) were used to fabricate PVP NCs and also the ultrasonic irradiation was utilized to perform these processes as a fast and effective method. Subsequently, the structure of the obtained nanohybrids was characterized by various techniques. The suitable incorporation between PVP matrix and modified CuO NPs can be seen from the FT-IR spectra. The obtained NCs indicated an efficient thermal improvement in comparison to the pristine polymer. Also, the uniform dispersion of modified CuO NPs in the PVP matrix was detected by FE-SEM and EDX. According to UV absorption spectra, it is clear that these NCs can be used in UV protecting applications.

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