Sol-gel derived hybrid nanocomposites in porous semicrystalline polymers

S.H. Jain, J.G.P. Goossens, F. Picchioni, M. Duin, van, P.J. Lemstra

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    Nanocomposites with and without chem. interactions with the similar morphologies were successfully synthesized by combining solid-state modification (SSM) and hybridization approach (sol-gel method). 1H NMR, 29Si solid-state NMR and FT-IR studies demonstrated that silane may graft on PP as single monomeric or polymer unit which can be incorporated in the formation of silica and this form chem. link between in-situ formed silica and PP. 29Si solid-state NMR showed that silica-cluster of Q3 and Q4 type structures are formed predominantly indicating the in-situ formed clusters are close to perfect silica. ATR FT-IR characterizations of PP macroparticles pointed that silane is grafted not only on the surface but also inside the maco-and sub-particles. Similar trend was obsd. for in-situ formed silica. The SEM confirmed these findings. Typical size (30-100nm) and near-spherical shape of in-situ formed silica particles were found by SEM on TGA roasted nanocomposites
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAbstracts of papers, 228th ACS national meeting : Philadelphia, PA, August 22 - 26, 2004
    Place of PublicationWashington
    PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
    ISBN (Print)0-8412-3941-X
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event228th ACS National Meeting - Philadelphia, United States
    Duration: 22 Aug 200426 Aug 2004


    Conference228th ACS National Meeting
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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