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Issue 7, 2004
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Synthesis and characterization of novel organic–inorganic hybrid block copolymers

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Novel organic–inorganic hybrid block copolymers based on poly(methylsilsesquioxanes) (PMSSQs) have been synthesized. Two routes to functionalized PMSSQs are presented and from both atom transfer radical polymerization of methylmethacrylate could be performed. Copolymers with different block ratios have been polymerized and were characterized. In particular, thermal properties were investigated by TGA and the promising thermal decomposition behaviour makes the copolymers potential candidates as pore generators in future nanoporous materials. Additionally, these copolymers were analysed as surface coatings of regular PMMA. Contact angle measurements proved the dramatic effect on the surface properties of such modified PMMA.

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The article was received on 12 Nov 2003, accepted on 23 Jan 2004 and first published on 02 Mar 2004

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B314601B
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2004,6, 1458-1462

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    Synthesis and characterization of novel organic–inorganic hybrid block copolymers

    P. Theato, K. J. Kim and D. Y. Yoon, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2004, 6, 1458
    DOI: 10.1039/B314601B

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