Paper Title
Thermal Stability Of Starch–Polyurethane Nanocomposites

Starch–polyurethane nanocomposites (Starch–PU) were prepared by incorporating starch into a polyurethane matrix by a casting method. Thermal stability and dynamic mechanical properties of the Starch–PU nanocomposites were characterized. Thermal stability and crystallization temperature of the Starch–PU nanocomposites were enhanced compared with that of the pure polyurethane. The storage modulus incremented with starch composition, while the damping factor (tanδ) decreased. Keywords- Nanocomposite, Starch, Thermal Analysis, Mechanical Property, Morphology, Interface, Dispersion