Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 795–800 | Cite as

Straightforward synthesis of hyperbranched polymer/graphene nanocomposites from graphite oxide via in situ grafting from approach

  • GUOHUA JIANGEmail author


The grafting of graphite oxide (GO) with cyclic ether monomers, directly affords grafting with hyperbranched polymers. The resulting nanocomposites show good solubility in the solvents of polymers, exfoliation of graphene in the polymer matrix and excellent mechanical properties and robustness under bending.


Nanostructures composite materials atomic force microscopy (AFM) electron microscopy  mechanical properties 



This work was financially supported by the Qianjiang Talents Project of Zhejiang Province (2010R10023), the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, the State Education Ministry (1001603-C), the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province (Y4100045), the Key Bidding Project of Zhejiang Provincal Key Lab of Fiber Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (S2010002) and the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University (PCSIRT: 0654).

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  1. 1.Department of Materials Engineering, College of Materials and TextileZhejiang Sci-Tech UniversityHangzhouP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Textile Engineering, College of Materials and TextileZhejiang Sci-Tech UniversityHangzhouP. R. China
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology (ATMT), Ministry of EducationZhejiang Sci-Tech UniversityHangzhouP. R. China

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