Polystyrene/clay nanocomposites by atom transfer radical nitroxide coupling chemistry
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
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Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume 51, Issue 5, pages 1024–1028, 1 March 2013
How to Cite
Aydin, M., Tasdelen, M. A., Uyar, T., Jockusch, S., Turro, N. J. and Yagci, Y. (2013), Polystyrene/clay nanocomposites by atom transfer radical nitroxide coupling chemistry. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 51: 1024–1028. doi: 10.1002/pola.26493
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 4 OCT 2012
An efficient protocol, atom transfer radical nitroxide coupling chemistry, for the preparation of polymer/clay nanocomposites via grafting-onto strategy with well-defined polymer, which were synthesized via atom transfer radical polymerization, has been described. The radical coupling, taking place between the clay layers, not only leads to attached polymer chains but also to successful nanocomposite formation with highly exfoliated morphology.