Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
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February 15, 2010
TREND: In situ Synthesis of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites by Living and Controlled/Living Polymerization
Mehmet Atilla Tasdelen, Johannes Kreutzer, Yusuf Yagci*
The present trend article reports on the recent progress of the in situ synthesis of polymer/clay nanocomposites with well-defined structures and highly exfoliated morphologies. The methods used for the preparation are classified according to the individual polymerization mechanisms. Other possibilities such as multi-mode polymerization that combines different polymerization methods and click chemistry are also described. A special emphasis is devoted to the structures and morphologies of the obtained nanocomposites rather than their practical properties.
Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2010, DOI: 10.1002/macp.200900590