Synthesis of nanocomposite organic/inorganic hybrid materials using controlled/"living" radical polymerization

J. Pyun, K. Matyjaszewski

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The preparation of hybrid organic/inorganic nanocomposites comprised of well-defined polymers was reviewed. In particular, synthetic methods using controlled/"living" radical polymerization techniques, such as stable free-radical/nitroxide-mediated polymerizations, atom transfer radical polymerization, and reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer polymerization were described. The various approaches taken to prepare hybrid copolymers, nanoparticles, polymer brushes, dispersed silicate nanocomposites, and nanoporous materials were discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3436-3448
Number of pages13
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 7 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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