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Synthesis and characterization of novel organic–inorganic hybrid block copolymers

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Abstract

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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Submitted
12 Nov 2003
Accepted
23 Jan 2004
First published
02 Mar 2004

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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