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- A Two-Step Method Based on Micromechanical Models to Predict the Young's Modulus of Polymer Nanocomposites
Article first published online: 29 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600010
A simple two-step method is suggested to calculate the Young's modulus in polymer nanocomposites by micromechanical models including Hashin–Hansen and Maxwell. The nanoparticles and their surrounding interphase are assumed as effective particles with core–shell structure. At the next step, the effective particles are considered as a dispersed phase in polymer matrix.
- Preparation of Composite Electrospun Membranes Containing Strontium-Substituted Bioactive Glasses for Bone Tissue Regeneration
Martin E. Santocildes-Romero, Rebecca L. Goodchild, Paul V. Hatton, Aileen Crawford, Ian M. Reaney and Cheryl A. Miller
Article first published online: 29 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600018
This study is the first report to date of membranes fabricated with poly(caprolactone) and strontium-substituted bioactive glass using the solution-electrospinning technique. The data presented here demonstrate their significant potential to be employed as barrier membranes or scaffolds intended for bone tissue regeneration, due to good biocompatibility properties and the release of bioactive glass dissolution products to the local environment.
- Grafting of a Stimuli Responsive Polymer on Nanolayered Coextruded PS/PCL Films by Surface Initiated Polymerization
Katrina D. Pangilinan, Al Christopher C. de Leon, Joey Dacula Mangadlao, Eric Baer and Rigoberto C. Advincula
Article first published online: 29 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600019
Patterned stimuli-responsive responsive PS/PCL nanolayered films are prepared by covalently attaching an ATRP initiator with a benzophenone moiety by UV irradiation on the surface and growing PNIPAM brush by surface-initiated polymerization. Contact angle, XPS, AFM and FT-IR imaging show the successful grafting of the polymer and patterning of the film.
- Electrospun Differential Wetting Membranes for Efficient Oil–Water Separation
Venkatesan Anand Ganesh, Anupama Sargur Ranganath, Avinash Baji, Him Cheng Wong, Hemant Kumar Raut, Rahul Sahay and Seeram Ramakrishna
Article first published online: 29 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600074
Robust oil–water separation membranes are fabricated by direct electrospinning of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) and fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane composite mixture. The membranes exhibit differential wettability for water/oil and can efficiently separate oil from water in a single-step.
- New Diluents for Dental Composites
Norbert Moszner, Urs Karl Fischer and Jörg Angermann
Article first published online: 25 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600115
New urethane group containing monomers 3–5, GTMA and AGDMA are synthesized and evaluated in terms of radical photopolymerization reactivity, polymerization shrinkage, and toxicity. Three-point bending tests of Bis-GMA-based resins or composites show that 3–5, GTMA and AGDMA can be used as alternatives for the diluent.