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Issue 6, 2017
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Colloidal nano-toolbox for molecularly regulated polymerization: chemorheology over 6 decades of viscoelasticity

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Abstract

A universal approach to gain control over molecular interactions among activated, ready-to-react monomers, e.g., ammonium zirconium carbonate, has been proposed in which the monomers bind to two families of nanoengineered celluloses, namely hairy and conventional nanocelluloses with various surface functionalities and steric and electrosteric moieties. Engineering the colloidal interactions, the polymerization reaction was tailored to yield a spectrum of ultrasoft (5 decades decrease in viscoelastic moduli) to highly-reinforced (4000% enhanced viscoelasticity) nanocomposites using only 0.5 wt% nanoparticles.

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The article was received on 24 Jul 2017, accepted on 20 Sep 2017 and first published on 22 Sep 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00575J
Mater. Horiz., 2017,4, 1165-1170

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    Colloidal nano-toolbox for molecularly regulated polymerization: chemorheology over 6 decades of viscoelasticity

    A. Sheikhi, H. Yang, P. J. Carreau and T. G. M. van de Ven, Mater. Horiz., 2017, 4, 1165
    DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00575J

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