Recent Advances in MXene/Epoxy Composites: Trends and Prospects Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2022

start page

  • 1170

end page

  • 1199

issue

  • 6

volume

  • 14

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2073-4360

abstract

  • Epoxy resins are thermosets with interesting physicochemical properties for numerous
    engineering applications, and considerable efforts have been made to improve their performance
    by adding nanofillers to their formulations. MXenes are one of the most promising functional
    materials to use as nanofillers. They have attracted great interest due to their high electrical and
    thermal conductivity, hydrophilicity, high specific surface area and aspect ratio, and chemically active
    surface, compatible with a wide range of polymers. The use of MXenes as nanofillers in epoxy
    resins is incipient; nevertheless, the literature indicates a growing interest due to their good chemical
    compatibility and outstanding properties as composites, which widen the potential applications of
    epoxy resins. In this review, we report an overview of the recent progress in the development of
    MXene/epoxy nanocomposites and the contribution of nanofillers to the enhancement of properties.
    Particularly, their application for protective coatings (i.e., anticorrosive and friction and wear),
    electromagnetic-interference shielding, and composites is discussed. Finally, a discussion of the
    challenges in this topic is presented.

keywords

  • mxene; epoxy resin; mxene/epoxy resin composites; epoxy nanocomposites; polymerhybrid; composites