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Rational design of nanoparticle/monomer interfaces: a combined computational and experimental study of in situ polymerization of silica based nanocomposites

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Abstract

Interfaces between methylmethacrylate monomers, oligomers and silica nanoparticles (NPs) were explored by molecular dynamics simulations, infrared and solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. This knowledge allowed the control of the structure of the interfaces by employment of MMA macromonomers, and the design of an improved process for in situ polymerizations with a remarkable increase of NP dispersion.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of nanoparticle/monomer interfaces: a combined computational and experimental study of in situ polymerization of silica based nanocomposites

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The article was received on 06 Jul 2015, accepted on 12 Aug 2015 and first published on 14 Aug 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA13154E
Citation: RSC Adv., 2015,5, 71336-71340
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    Rational design of nanoparticle/monomer interfaces: a combined computational and experimental study of in situ polymerization of silica based nanocomposites

    A. De Nicola, R. Avolio, F. Della Monica, G. Gentile, M. Cocca, C. Capacchione, M. E. Errico and G. Milano, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 71336
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA13154E

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