European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.965

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 10/45 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

2012_16b/2012Influence of Structure and Organic-Inorganic Phase Interactions on Coating Mechanical Properties in the Ternary Goethite:Poly(HEMA):Silica System (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 16/2012)

The back cover picture highlights the mechanical and optical properties of a hybrid silica-PHEMA coating on glass reinforced by using goethite nanorods in relation with the local structure at the interface. We demonstrate the possibility to finely tune the final mechanical properties by adjusting the coating silica content. In this hybrid nanocomposite, goethite particles exhibit interesting stress relaxation functions, which prevent crack formation in the films whilst reaching high silica content in the hybrid matrix. Details are discussed in the article by N. Chemin, C. Chanéac et al. on p. 2675 ff.

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