Chapter 25. Surface – Functionalized Inorganic Nanoparticles in Miniemulsion Polymerization

  1. Prof. Dr. Michael Buback2 and
  2. A. M. van Herk3
  1. Oliver Töpfer and
  2. Gudrun Schmidt-Naake

Published Online: 31 MAY 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610860.ch25

Radical Polymerization: Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 248

Radical Polymerization: Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 248

How to Cite

Töpfer, O. and Schmidt-Naake, G. (2007) Surface – Functionalized Inorganic Nanoparticles in Miniemulsion Polymerization, in Radical Polymerization: Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 248 (eds M. Buback and A. M. van Herk), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610860.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Tammannstrasse 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany

  2. 3

    Laboratory for Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Institut für Technische Chemie, Technische Universität Clausthal, Erzstr. 18, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2007
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527320561

Online ISBN: 9783527610860

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Keywords:

  • radical polymerization;
  • kinetics;
  • mechanism;
  • polymerization in heterogeneous systems;
  • surface;
  • functionalized inorganic nanoparticles;
  • functional precursors;
  • miniemulsion;
  • polymer composites;
  • reactive fillers;
  • silica;
  • titania;
  • basic Stoeber synthesis;
  • SEM;
  • dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurement

Summary

Two inorganic cores, consisting of silica and titania, have been prepared via basic Stoeber synthesis. Those cores have been functionalized, using trimethoxysilyl propylmethacrylate (MPTMS) and introduced into a miniemulsion copolymerization system. The miniemulsion consisted of styrene (S) and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), styrene sulfonic acid (SSA) or aminoethyl methacrylate hydrochloride (AEMA) as comonomer in varying compositions. The morphology of the products has been investigated by SEM and dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements. The composition of the products has been investigated by photoacoustic FTIR (PA-FTIR) spectroscopy and elemental analysis. Thermal properties have been determined by TGA and DSC analysis.