6. Silica- and Silsesquioxane-Containing Polymer Nanohybrids

  1. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz2,
  2. Charles E. Carraher Jr.3,4,
  3. Charles U. Pittman Jr.5 and
  4. Martel Zeldin6
  1. Mohammad A. Wahab,
  2. Il Kim and
  3. Chang-Sik Ha

Published Online: 27 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471712566.ch6

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

Wahab, M. A., Kim, I. and Ha, C.-S. (2005) Silica- and Silsesquioxane-Containing Polymer Nanohybrids, 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.ch6

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. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan 609–735, South Korea

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:

  • silica-containing nanohybrides;
  • silsesquioxane-containing nanohybrides;
  • inorganic-organic nanohybrides;
  • nanocomposites;
  • sol-gel synthesis;
  • polyimides;
  • polyimide-containing nanocomposites;
  • silicon-containing nanocomposites

Summary

The synthesis and characterization of silica and silsesquioxane-containing nanohybrids is described. The use of the sol-gel technique for synthesis is reviewed. The use of other metal oxides to produce similar materials is described. An emphasis on polyimide-containing materials is given. Importance and determination of pore size is discussed.