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Issue 4, 2006
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A new route to carbon black filled polyHIPEs

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A series of carbon black filled polyHIPEs was synthesised following a new preparation protocol. 1 wt% carbon black was dispersed in the monomer mixture. In order to enhance the stability of the suspension, in situ polymer grafting of carbon black was performed by initiating the polymerisation prior to emulsifying the formulation. All of the carbon black filled polymer foams synthesised via the new preparation protocol have the characteristics usually observed for polyHIPEs. Carbon black particles are incorporated into the pore walls without affecting the pore structure of the polyHIPEs. The new preparation protocol positively influenced the properties of the resulting polyHIPEs namely the pore interconnectivity is increased and a water permeability of up to 2.3 D is achieved.

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The article was received on 15 Dec 2005, accepted on 02 Feb 2006 and first published on 16 Feb 2006

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B517731F
Citation: Soft Matter, 2006,2, 337-342
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    A new route to carbon black filled polyHIPEs

    A. Menner, R. Powell and A. Bismarck, Soft Matter, 2006, 2, 337
    DOI: 10.1039/B517731F

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