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4th Edition of

Chemistry World Conference

June 17-19, 2024 | Paris, France

Chemistry 2024

Amar Boukerrou

Speaker at Chemistry World Conference 2024 - Amar Boukerrou
University of Bejaia, Algeria
Title : Effect of mechanical properties on the miscibility of a PHBV/PP blend


The present work is dedicated to the study of the mechanical and rheological properties of poly (hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) PHBV blends with polypropylene PP. Given the incompatibility of these homopolymers, the use of a compatibilising agent is essential. For this purpose, titanium dioxide (TiO2) and maleic anhydride (MA) were used. These constituents were chosen on the basis of some work that showed a high compatibility between it and the two homopolymers PHBV and PP. [1-3] Thus, this copolymer has a great potential to improve the interfacial adhesion between these two polymers. From the results obtained from the techniques used in this study, it can be concluded that the immiscible PP/PHBV mixture can be effectively compatibilising for by maleic anhydride. The latter is able to create chemical bonds between the macromolecular chains of the two polymers at the interface and therefore improve their properties.


Amar Boukerrou is a Doctorate of State,whose specialty is Polymer Engineering, with Rank of Professor and held the Position of Teaching-Researcher, Dean of the Faculty of Technology since June 12, 2015, until September 9, 2023 at University of Bejaia, Algeria, with Scientific Fields of Interest in Polymers, composites, nanocomposites.