A review on new mesostructured composite materials: Part II. Characterization and properties
What is it about?
This overview tries by no means to be complete, containing all existing and important polymer–mesoporous silica nanocomposites that have been published from 2000 to 2017. This review will show characterization, crystallization behavior, materials properties, and rheology of polymer–mesoporous silica hybrid nanocomposites.
Why is it important?
This publication covers the recent developments on the preparation, characterization, and properties of this type of nanocomposite. As can be seen from the examples described, mesoporous silica–polymer nanocomposite presents several advantages: a. These mesostructured forms of silica provide enough intraparticle space for the polymer to impregnate the particles and form a unique composite structure. b. Mesoporous silica are effective reinforcement agents for several engineering polymer systems to improve strength, modulus, and toughness due to the high surface area and favorable interfacial interactions between the polymer and the silica surface. c. The physically confined polymer inside the mesopores shows excellent thermal stability due to the interpenetrating of organic polymer chain within the mesoporous channels. d. OMS provide favorable coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) properties because the thermal expansion of the confined polymer is perfectly suppressed by the robust silica frameworks. e. The incorporation of the mesoporous silica is a promising approach to reduce the dielectric constant of the polymer due to the incorporation of air voids stored within the mesoporous silica.
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