Wang, De-Yi, Song, Yan-Peng, Wang, Jun-Sheng, Ge, Xin-Guo, Wang, Yu-Zhong, Stec, Anna A and Hull, T Richard
Double In Situ Approach for the Preparation of Polymer Nanocomposite with Multi-functionality.
Nanoscale Research Letters, 4
A novel one-step synthetic route, the double in situ approach, is used to produce both TiO2nanoparticles and polymer (PET), and simultaneously forming a nanocomposite with multi-functionality. The method uses the release of water during esterification to hydrolyze titanium (IV) butoxide (Ti(OBu)4) forming nano-TiO2in the polymerization vessel. This new approach is of general significance in the preparation of polymer nanocomposites, and will lead to a new route in the synthesis of multi-functional polymer nanocomposites.
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Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):
In situ polymerization; Nanocomposites; Polyesters; Flame retardance; Fire retardant