5. Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Polymers, Copolymers, and Resin Nanocomposites

  1. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz2,
  2. Charles E. Carraher Jr.3,4,
  3. Charles U. Pittman Jr.5 and
  4. Martel Zeldin6
  1. Guizhi Li1 and
  2. Charles U. Pittman Jr.5

Published Online: 27 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471712566.ch5

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Group IVA Polymers, Volume 4

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Group IVA Polymers, Volume 4

How to Cite

Li, G. and Pittman, C. U. (2005) Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Polymers, Copolymers, and Resin Nanocomposites, in Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Group IVA Polymers, Volume 4 (eds A. S. Abd-El-Aziz, C. E. Carraher, C. U. Pittman and M. Zeldin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471712566.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Chemistry, The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

  3. 4

    Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA

  5. 6

    Department of Chemistry, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

  2. 5

    Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471682387

Online ISBN: 9780471712565

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Keywords:

  • polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) polymers;
  • POSS-macromers;
  • thermoplastics;
  • thermosets;
  • thermal and mechanical properties;
  • POSS nanocomposites;
  • phenolic resins;
  • epoxy resins;
  • dicyclopentadiene resins;
  • siloxane-POSS resins;
  • POSS copolymers;
  • methacrylic-POSS resins;
  • styrene-POSS polymers

Summary

This chapter describes the synthesis and properties of homopolymers, copolymers and crosslinked resin nanocomposites containing inorganic-organic hybrid polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) structures. Monomers, such as styryl-POSS, methacrylate-POSS, norbornyl-POSS, vinyl-POSS, epoxy-POSS and siloxane-POSS, are included. Both monofunctional and multifunctional POSS macromers are included. Thermoplastic and thermoset systems are considered. Thermal, rheological, and dynamic mechanical properties are described. The synthesis of some POSS-macromers (monomers) is briefly described. POSS chemicals have been used to prepare nanosized designed novel composites with a variety of potential applications. This chapter, covering about 170 references, is descriptive and not designed to be totally comprehensive. However, the major existing reviews of certain subtopics are noted, allowing the reader to gain a general introduction while providing the information to permit more comprehensive coverage.