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Molecules 2009, 14(6), 2095-2110; doi:10.3390/molecules140602095

Sonochemical Preparation of Polymer Nanocomposites

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Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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Received: 28 April 2009 / Revised: 24 May 2009 / Accepted: 3 June 2009 / Published: 10 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sonochemistry-organic synthesis)
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Thisreview covers sonochemical fabrication of polymer nanocomposites. In addition to its application to the synthesis of various polymeric systems, due to its powerful efficiency, sonochemistry has been widely used not only as the assistant of dispersion for nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNT) and organophillic clay, but also as a special initiator to enhance polymerization for fabrication of polymer nanocomposites with CNT and metallic nanoparticles. Recent developments in the preparation of multi-walled carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposites with polystyrene and PMMA, magnetic particle/CNT composites and polymer/clay nanocomposites along with their physical characteristics and potential engineering applications will be introduced. Physical characterizations include morphological, thermal, and rheological properties under either an applied electric or magnetic field.
Keywords: sonochemistry; ultrasonic; carbon nanotube; polymer; nanocomposite sonochemistry; ultrasonic; carbon nanotube; polymer; nanocomposite
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Zhang, K.; Park, B.-J.; Fang, F.-F.; Choi, H.J. Sonochemical Preparation of Polymer Nanocomposites. Molecules 2009, 14, 2095-2110.

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