Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Macroporous polymer nanocomposites synthesised from high internal phase emulsion templates stabilised by reduced graphene oxide|
Do Vale Pereira, P.
|Keywords:||Chemically modified graphene|
|Source:||Wong, L.L.C., Barg, S., Menner, A., Do Vale Pereira, P., Eda, G., Chowalla, M., Saiz, E., Bismarck, A. (2014-01-14). Macroporous polymer nanocomposites synthesised from high internal phase emulsion templates stabilised by reduced graphene oxide. Polymer (United Kingdom) 55 (1) : 395-402. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2013.09.039|
|Abstract:||Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) is known to be electrically conductive and adsorb at oil-water interfaces. It has also been shown to mechanically reinforce bulk materials. This work combines these favourable characteristics of two-dimensional rGO to develop 3D macroporous polymer nanocomposites via emulsion templating. rGO proved to be an efficient emulsifier as only 0.2 mg/ml (with respect to the oil phase) of rGO was required to stabilise water-in-oil high internal phase emulsions (HIPE) of up to 80 vol.% internal phase. After polymerisation of the continuous minority monomer (styrene and divinylbenzene) phase, macroporous polymer nanocomposites with tuneable microstructures were obtained. The storage modulus of rGO-poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) HIPEs increased by almost an order of magnitude when the rGO concentration used to stabilise the HIPE template increased from 0.4 to 5.0 mg/ml. The adsorption and organisation of rGO at the o/w interface in HIPEs prior to polymerisation and partial aggregation in the polymer cell walls after polymerisation resulted in conductive nanocomposites with a rGO content of as low as 0.006 vol.% (with respect to bulk polymer volume or 0.8 mg/ml with respect to the monomer volume used in the emulsion template) compared to 0.1 vol.% for dense nanocomposites previously reported. This provided evidence for the efficient arrangement of rGO within the macroporous polymer nanocomposite, creating an electrically conductive network. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Polymer (United Kingdom)|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Feb 20, 2018
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Dec 20, 2017
checked on Feb 16, 2018
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.