SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • hybrid materials;
  • nanostructures;
  • polymer composites;
  • porous silicon;
  • porous materials

Abstract

Forming two structurally different but associated polymer structures in a single step is a possible route for the production of nanostructured materials. By means of twin polymerization of specially constructed monomers consisting of two different covalently bonded building blocks (hybrid monomers), this route is realized. What is important is that two different macromolecular structures are formed from one monomer in a single process. The two polymers formed can be linear, branched, or cross-linked structures. The molecular composition of the hybrid monomer defines the degree of cross-linking of the corresponding macromolecular structures that is theoretically possible.