Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 287, Issue 7, pp 847–851

Synthesis and characterization of silver—poly(methylmethacrylate) nanocomposites

  • Vesna V. Vodnik
  • Jasna V. Vuković
  • Jovan M. Nedeljković
Original Contribution

DOI: 10.1007/s00396-009-2039-7

Cite this article as:
Vodnik, V.V., Vuković, J.V. & Nedeljković, J.M. Colloid Polym Sci (2009) 287: 847. doi:10.1007/s00396-009-2039-7

Abstract

The optical properties of silver nanoparticles embedded in poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) was investigated as well as the influence of silver nanoparticles on the thermal properties of polymer matrix. The average size and particle size distribution of silver nanoparticles was determined using transmission electron microscopy. The obtained transparent nanocomposite films were optically characterized using UV-Vis and FTIR spectroscopy. Thermal stability of polymer matrix was improved upon incorporation of small amount of silver nanoparticles. Also, silver nanoparticles have pronounced effect on thermo-oxidative stability of PMMA matrix. The glass transition temperatures of nanocomposites are lower compared to the pure polymer.

Keywords

Silver nanoparticles PMMA Nanocomposite Thermal stability Glass transition temperature 

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vesna V. Vodnik
    • 1
  • Jasna V. Vuković
    • 2
  • Jovan M. Nedeljković
    • 1
  1. 1.Vinča Institute of Nuclear SciencesBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy - Department of ChemistryUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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