Polymer Research Center (PORCE)




  1. A. Ahmad, M.Y.A. Rahman, H. Harun, M.S. Su’ait, M.A. Yarmo. 2012. Preparation and Characterization of 49% Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Grafted Natural Rubber (MG49)–Stannum (IV) Oxide (SnO2)–Lithium Salt Based Composite Polymer Electrolyte. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 7(2012)8309-8325.
  2. A. Ahmad, M. Y. A. Rahman, M. S. Su’ait. 2012. Morphological, infrared, and ionic conductivity studies of poly(ethylene oxide)–49% poly(methyl methacrylate) grafted natural rubber–lithium perchlorate salt based solid polymer electrolytes. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 124(5):4222–4229.
  3. Ahmad Adlie Shamsuri, Dzulkefly Kuang Abdullah and Rusli Daik. 2012. Fabrication of Agar/Biopolymer Blend Aerogels in Ionic Liquid and Co-solvent Mixture. Cellulose Chem. Technol. 46(1-2): 45-52.
  4. Ahmad Adlie Shamsuri, Rusli Daik. 2012.  Plasticizing Effect of Choline Chloride/Urea Eutectic-Based Ionic Liquid on Physicochemical Properties of Agarose Films. BioResources, 7(4):
  5. Alizar Ulianas, Lee Yook Heng, Sharina Abu Hanifah and Tan Ling Ling. 2012. An Electrochemical DNA Microbiosensor Based on Succinimide-Modified Acrylic Microspheres. Sensors 12(5): 5445-5460.
  6. Andrzej K. Bledzki, Abdullah A. Mamun, Noor N. Bonnia, Sahrim Ahmad. 2012. Basic properties of grain by-products and their viability in polypropylene composites. Industrial Crops and Products, 37(1): 427–434.
  7. Azizan Ahmad, Shwu Ping Low, Fadwa Saad Addaokali Almakhzoom, Mohd Yusri Abdul Rahman.2012. Effect of Propylene Carbonate on Ionic Conductivity of MG49-TiO2-LiClO4 Composites Polymer Electrolytes. Advanced Materials Research 501: 44-48.
  8. C. H. Teh, M. Mat Salleh, M. I. Mohamed Tahir, R. Daik and M. B. Kassim. 2012. 2,2′-[2,5-Bis(hex­yloxy)-1,4-phenyl­ene]dithio­phene. Acta Cryst. E68(Pt 7): o1976.
  9. Chee Sien Wong, Khairiah Haji Badri. 2012. Chemical Analyses of Palm Kernel Oil-Based Polyurethane Prepolymer. Materials Sciences and Applications 2012,3, 78-86.
  10. Chi Hoong Chan, Chin Hua Chia, Sarani Zakaria, Ishak Ahmad, Alain Dufresne. 2012. Production and characterisation of cellulose and nano-crystalline cellulose from kenaf core wood. Bioresources
  11. E. M. Fahmi, A. Ahmad, N. N. M. Nazeri, H. Hamzah, H. Razali, M. Y. A. Rahman. 2012. Effect of LiBF4 Salt Concentration on the Properties of Poly (Ethylene Oxide)-Based Composite Polymer Electrolyte. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 7: 5798 – 5804.
  12. E. M. Fahmi, A. Ahmad, M. Y. A. Rahman and H. Hamzah. 2012. Effect of NiO nanofiller concentration on the properties of PEO-NiO-LiClO4 composite polymer electrolyte . J Solid State Electrochem 16(7): 2487-2491.
  13. Engku Zaharah Engku Zawawi, Sahrim H. Ahmad, Rozaidi Rasid. 2012.  Effect of Melt-Blending Conditions on the Properties of HDPE/NR-Blends/Organoclay Nanocomposites. Advanced Materials Research, 576: 322-325.
  14. Ernie Suzana Ali, Sahrim Ahmad. 2012. Bionanocomposite hybrid polyurethane foam reinforced with empty fruit bunch and nanoclay. Composites Part B: Engineering, 43(7): 2813–2816.
  15. Ernie Suzana Ali, Syazana Ahmad Zubir, Sahrim Ahmad. 2012. Clay Reinforced Hyperbranched Polyurethane Nanocomposites Based on Palm Oil Polyol as Shape Memory Materials. Advanced Materials Research, 548: 115-118.
  16. Gholamhossein Nodeh Farahania, Ishak Ahmad & Zeinab Mosadeghzada. 2012. Effect of Fiber Content, Fiber Length and Alkali Treatment on Properties of Kenaf Fiber/UPR Composites Based on Recycled PET Wastes. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 51(6): 634-639.
  17. H. Noor Azlina, H.A. Sahrim, R. Rozaidi. 2012. Effect of Nanoclay on the Microstructure and the Properties of Thermoplastic Natural Rubber (TPNR)/OMMT Nanocomposites. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 25(3): 351-362.
  18. Hanieh Kargarzadeh, Ishak AhmadIbrahim Abdullah, Alain Dufresne, Siti Yasmine Zainudin and Rasha M. Sheltami. 2012. Effects of hydrolysis conditions on the morphology, crystallinity, and thermal stability of cellulose nanocrystals extracted from kenaf bast fibers. Cellulose 19(3): 855-866.
  19. Hassan Ghalib, Ibrahim AbdullahRusli Daik. 2012. Synthesis of polypyrrole nanoparticles in natural rubber–polystyrene blend via emulsion polymerization. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 123(4): 2115–2121.
  20. Imperiyka, M.;Ahmad, A.; Hanifah, S.A; Rahman, M.Y.A. 2012. Role of salt concentration lithium perchlorate on ionic conductivity and structural of (glycidyl methacrylate co-ethyl methacrylate)(70/30) based on a solid polymer electrolyte. Advanced Materials Research, 626: 454-458
  21. Inul Azianti Noranizan & Ishak Ahmad. 2012. Effect of Fiber Loading and Compatibilizer on Rheological, Mechanical and Morphological Behaviors. Open Journal of Polymer Chemistry, 2012, 2, 31-41.
  22. Ishak Ahmad, Chong Ee Lane, Dahlan H. Mohd, Ibrahim Abdullah. 2012. Electron-beam-irradiated rice husk powder as reinforcing filler in natural rubber/high-density polyethylene (NR/HDPE) composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 43(8): 3065-3068.
  23. J. Karim, A. AhmadI. Abdullah and H. M. Dahlan. 2012. Effects of pH on mechanical and morphological studies of silica filled polyvinyl chloride-50% epoxidized natural rubber (PVC-ENR50) nanocomposite. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 62(1): 7-12.
  24. Ku Zarina Ku Ahmad, Sahrim Hj Ahmad, Mou’ad A. Tarawneh, Prakash R. Apte. 2012. Optimization of Tensile Properties of Epoxy/Nanoclay/MWNT Nanocomposites by Taguchi Method.Advanced Materials Research 428: 3-6.
  25. Ku Zarina Ku Ahmad, Sahrim Haji Ahmad, Mou’ad A. Tarawneh, Rozaidi Rasid, Prakash R. Apte. 2012. Application of Taguchi’s Approach in the Optimization of Tensile Properties of Epoxy/Nanoclay/MWCNT Nanocomposites. Advanced Materials Research, 576: 256-259.
  26. Lih Jiun Yu, Ahmad Hj Sahrim, Ing Kong, A.Taraweh Mouad. 2012. Microwave Absorbing Properties of Nickel-Zinc Ferrite/Multiwalled Nanotube Thermoplastic Natural Rubber Composites.Advanced Materials Research 501: 24-28.
  27. Lih-Jiun Yu, Sahrim Hj. Ahmad, Ing Kong, Sivanesan Appadu & Moayad Husein Flaifel. 2012. Sifat Magnet, Mikrostruktur dan Morfologi Komposit Getah AsliTermoplastik Berpengisi Ferit NiZn/MwNT. Sains Malaysiana 41(4): 453-458.
  28. M. A. Abu Bakar, S. Ahmad, W. Kuntjoro. 2012. Effect of epoxidized natural rubber on mechanical properties of epoxy reinforced kenaf fibre composites. Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, 20(1): 129-137.
  29. M. S. Su’ait, S. A. M. Noor, A. AhmadH. Hamzah and M. Y. A. Rahman. 2012. Preparation and characterization of blended solid polymer electrolyte 49% poly(methyl methacrylate)-grafted natural rubber:poly(methyl methacrylate)–lithium tetrafluoroborate . J Solid State Electrochem 16(6): 2275-2282.
  30. M. Y. A. Rahman, A. Ahmad, T. K. Lee, Y. Farina, H. M. Dahlan. 2012. LiClO4 salt concentration effect on the properties of PVC-modified low molecular weight LENR50-based solid polymer electrolyte. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 124(3): 2227–2233.
  31. Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin, Naveed Ahmad, Nadia Halib, Ishak Ahmad. 2012. Synthesis and characterization of thermo- and pH-responsive bacterial cellulose/acrylic acid hydrogels for drug delivery.Carbohydrate Polymers, 88(2): 465–473.
  32. Mohd Rashid Yusof Hamid, Mohd Hafizuddin Ab Ghani, Sahrim Ahmad. 2012. Effect of antioxidants and fire retardants as mineral fillers on the physical and mechanical properties of high loading hybrid biocomposites reinforced with rice husks and sawdust. Industrial Crops and Products, 40: 96-102.
  33. Mou’ad A. Tarawneh, Sahrim H. Ahmad, A.R. Shamsul Bahri, Yu Lih Jiun. 2012. Mechanical Properties of TPNR-MWNTs-OMMT Hybrid Nanocomposites. Advanced Materials Research 501: 194-198.
  34. Mou’ad A. Tarawneh, Sahrim H. Ahmad, Ku Zarina Ku Ahmad, Hassan Norita. 2012. Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity and Specific Heat of TPNR Hybrid Nanocomposites at Different Temperatures.Advanced Materials Research (Volume 576): 296-299.
  35. Muhammad Zakir Muzakkar, Sahrim H. Ahmad, Mohd Ambar Yarmo, Azman Jalar, M. Bijarimi. 2012. The Effect of PE-g-MAH Plus γ-GPS on Shear Strength of the Aluminium/LLDPE/Aluminium (APEA) Laminate Composite. Advanced Materials Research, 576: 276-279.
  36. Moayad Husein Flaifel,, Sahrim Hj Ahmad, Mustaffa Hj Abdullah, Bandar Ali Al-Asbahi. 2012. NiZn ferrite filled thermoplastic natural rubber nanocomposites: Effect of low temperature on their magnetic behaviour. Cryogenics, 52(10): 523–529.
  37. N. Ataollahi, A. Ahmad, H. Hamzah, M.Y.A. Rahman, N.S. Mohamed. 2012. Preparation and Characterization of PVDF-HFP/MG49 Based Polymer Blend Electrolyte.  Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 7 (2012) 6693 – 6703.
  38. N. N. Mobarak, Nazaruddin Ramli, Azizan Ahmad. 2012. Synthesis and Characterization of Carboxymethyl κ-Carrageenan for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Application. Advanced Materials Research 501: 242-246.
  39. N. Y. Yuhana, S. Ahmad, and A. R. Shamsul Bahri. 2012. The Effect of Ultrasonic Treatment on Thermal Stability of the Cured Epoxy/Layered Silicate Nanocomposite. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2012: Article ID 789815, 5 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/789815.
  40. N Y Yuhana, S Ahmad, M R Kamal, S C Jana, A R Shamsul Bahri. 2012. Transmission electron microscopy study of room temperature cured PMMA grafted natural rubber toughened epoxy/layered silicate nanocomposite. Plastics, Rubber and Composites, 41(9):  390-395.
  41. Nadia Halib, Mohd. Cairul Iqbal Mohd. Amin & Ishak Ahmad. 2012. Physicochemical Properties and Characterization of Nata de Coco from Local Food Industries as a Source of Cellulose . Sains Malaysiana 41(2): 205-211.
  42. Narges Ataollahi, Azizan AhmadH. Hamzah, M.Y.A. Rahman, Nor Sabirin Mohamed. 2012. Ionic Conductivity of PVDF-HFP/MG49 Based Solid Polymer Electrolyte. Advanced Materials Research 501: 29-33.
  43. Norazwani Muhammad Zain, Sahrim H. Ahmad, Ernie Suzana Ali, Syazana Ahmad Zubir, Nor Azwin Ahad. 2012. Characteristics of Hydrolysis Resistant Polycaprolactone/Palm Kernel Oil Based Polyol. Advanced Materials Research, 576: 334-337.
  44. Noor Azlina Hassan, Norita Hassan, Sahrim Haji Ahmad, Rozaidi Rasid, Hazleen Anuar, Bonnia Noor Najmi, Siti Norasmah Surip. 2012. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Natural Rubber (TPNR) Nanocomposites. Advanced Materials Research, 576: 394-397.
  45. Norita Hassan, Ahmad Hj Sahrim, Norhamidi Muhamad, Mohd Afian Omar. 2012. Thermoplastic Natural Rubber (TPNR) as a Backbone Binder for Metal Injection Molding Process. Advanced Materials Research 428: 24-27.
  46. Norita Hassan, Noor Azlina Hassan, Sahrim H. Ahmad, N. Muhamad, Mohd Afian Omar, Mou’ad A. Tarawneh. 2012. Investigations on Metal Injection Molding of 316L SS Using Thermoplastic Natural Rubber (TPNR) Binder as a New System. Advanced Materials Research, 576: 150-153.
  47. Nurain Johar, Ishak Ahmad, Alain Dufresne. 2012. Extraction, preparation and characterization of cellulose fibres and nanocrystals from rice husk. Industrial Crops and Products, 37(1): 93-99.
  48. Nurhidayaty Mokhtar, Mustaffa Hj. Abdullah & Sahrim Hj. Ahmad. 2012. Structural and Magnetic Properties of Type-M Barium Ferrite–Thermoplastic Natural Rubber Nanocomposites. Sains Malaysiana 41(9): 1125–1131.
  49. Nurul Amni Abdullah, Rizafizah Othaman,  Ibrahim  Abdullah,  Jon Nazwa,  Azizah Baharum. 2012.   Studies on the adsorption of phenol red dye using silica-filled ENR/PVC beads. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 3(5): 845-850.
  50. Nurul Munirah Abdullah and Ishak Ahmad. 2012. Effect of Chemical Treatment on Mechanical and Water-Sorption Properties Coconut Fiber-Unsaturated Polyester from Recycled PET. ISRN Materials Science DOI:10.5402/2012/134683.
  51. R. Norhaniza, R.H.Y. Subban, N.S. Mohamed, A.Ahmad. 2012.Chromium Substituted LiSn2P3O12 Solid Electrolyte. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 7 (2012) 10254 – 10265.
  52. Rasha M. Sheltami, Ibrahim AbdullahIshak Ahmad. 2012. Structural Characterisation of Cellulose and Nanocellulose Extracted from Mengkuang Leaves. Advanced Materials Research 545: 119-123.
  53. Rasha M. Sheltamia, Ibrahim AbdullahIshak Ahmad, Alain Dufresne & Hanieh Kargarzadeha.2012. Extraction of cellulose nanocrystals from mengkuang leaves (Pandanus tectorius).Carbohydrate Polymers 18(2): 772-779.
  54. Saiful Bahari Bakarudin, Sarani ZakariaChin Hua Chia & S. Mohd Jani. 2012. Liquefied Residue of Kenaf Core Wood Produced at Different Phenol-Kenaf Ratio. Sains Malaysiana 41(2): 225–231.
  55. Siti Yasmine Zanariah Zainuddin, Ishak Ahmad, Hanieh Kargarzadeh. 2012. Preparation and Characterizations of Cassava Starch Nanocomposite Reinforced Kenaf. Advanced Materials Research 545: 348 – 352.
  56. Soo Kai Wai, Ahmad Haji Sahrim, Syazana Ahmad Zubir. 2012. Synergism between Flame Retardant and Phosphonium Salt Modified Layered Silicate on Properties of Rigid Polyurethane Foam Nanocomposite.Advanced Materials Research, 501: 8-12.
  57. Syazana Ahmad Zubir, Ernie Suzana Ali, Sahrim Haji Ahmad, Norazwani Muhammad Zain, Soo Kai Wai. 2010. Polyurethane/Clay Shape Memory Nanocomposites Based on Palm Oil Polyol. Advanced Materials Research,  576: 236-239.
  58. T. K. Lee, A. Ahmad, Y. Farina, H. M. Dahlan & M. Y. A. Rahman4. 2012. Preparation and characterization of solid polymeric electrolyte of poly(vinyl) chloride-low-molecular weight LENR50 (70/30)-LiClO4Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 126(S2): E159-E165.
  59. T. K. Lee, S. Afiqah, A. Ahmad, H. M. Dahlan and M. Y. A. Rahman. 2012. Temperature dependence of the conductivity of plasticized poly(vinyl chloride)-low molecular weight liquid 50% epoxidized natural rubber solid polymer electrolyte. J Solid State Electrochem 16(6): 2251-2260.