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Nanocomposites Based on Aerosil, Vinyl Polymers, and Silver Particles

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Hybrid nanocomposites are obtained by photo-initiated copolymerization of N-vinylpyrrolidone (or acrylic acid) with 3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate, grafted on an Aerosil surface, followed by immobilization of silver nanoparticles. The materials obtained are particles (aggregates) of size 12-17 μm, consisting of silica nanoparticles bonded by a polymer layer in which aggregated silver particles about 17 nm in size are found. The presence of silver nanoparticles in the composites increases their thermal stability.

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We would like to thank colleagues at the multiuser shared equipment centers of the L. V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical Chemistry (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) and the M. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) for help with the research.

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Correspondence to A. L. Tolstov.

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Translated from Teoreticheskaya i Éksperimental’naya Khimiya, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 125-129, March-April, 2014.

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Tolstov, A.L., Matyushov, V.F. Nanocomposites Based on Aerosil, Vinyl Polymers, and Silver Particles. Theor Exp Chem 50, 127–131 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11237-014-9357-7

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Key words

  • silicon dioxide
  • polymers
  • silver nanoparticles
  • hybrid materials
  • composites