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    • Keywords


      PMMA; polymer nanocomposite; sol–gel; SEM; FTIR.

    • Abstract


      Hybrid materials, which consist of organic–inorganic materials, are of profound interest owing to their unexpected synergistically derived properties. These hybrid materials replaced the pristine polymers due to their higher strength and stiffness in the recent years. In the present work, studies concerning the preparation of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), PMMA/SiO2, and PMMA/TiO2 nanocomposites are reported. These nanocomposite polymers were synthesized by means of free radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate using benzoyl peroxide as an initiator in a water medium. Further `sol–gel’ transformation based hydrolysis and condensation of Ti and Si alkoxides were used to prepare the inorganic phase during the polymerization process of MMA.

    • Author Affiliations


      Shahzada Ahmad1 Sharif Ahmad2 S A Agnihotry1

      1. Electronic Materials Division, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi 110 012, India
      2. Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110 025, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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