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Issue 52, 2015
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Nanoparticle–sulphur “inverse vulcanisation” polymer composites

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Abstract

Composites of sulphur polymers with nanoparticles such as PbS, with tunable optical properties are reported. A hydrothermal route incorporating pre-formed nanoparticles was used, and their physical and chemical properties evaluated by transmission and scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetric and elemental analyses. These polymers are easily synthesised from an industrial waste material, elemental sulphur, can be cast into virtually any form and as such represent a new class of materials designed for a responsible energy future.

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Submitted
24 Apr 2015
Accepted
26 May 2015
First published
27 May 2015

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 10467-10470
Article type
Communication
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Nanoparticle–sulphur “inverse vulcanisation” polymer composites

J. C. Bear, W. J. Peveler, P. D. McNaughter, I. P. Parkin, P. O'Brien and C. W. Dunnill, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 10467
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03419A

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