Synthesis and characterization of silver—poly(methylmethacrylate) nanocomposites
- First Online:
- 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
- 336 Downloads
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.