Intercalation Polymerization Approach for Preparing Graphene/Polymer Composites
AbstractThe rapid development of society has promoted increasing demand for various polymer materials. A large variety of efforts have been applied in order for graphene strengthened polymer composites to satisfy different requirements. Graphene/polymer composites synthesized by traditional strategies display some striking defects, like weak interfacial interaction and agglomeration of graphene, leading to poor improvement in performance. Furthermore, the creation of pre-prepared graphene while being necessary always involves troublesome processes. Among the various preparation strategies, an appealing approach relies on intercalation and polymerization in the interlayer of graphite and has attracted researchers’ attention due to its reliable, fast and simple synthesis. In this review, we introduce an intercalation polymerization strategy to graphene/polymer composites by the intercalation of molecules/ions into graphite interlayers, as well as subsequent polymerization. The key point for regulating intercalation polymerization is tuning the structure of graphite and intercalants for better interaction. Potential applications of the resulting graphene/polymer composites, including electrical conductivity, electromagnetic absorption, mechanical properties and thermal conductivity, are also reviewed. Furthermore, the shortcomings, challenges and prospects of intercalation polymerization are discussed, which will be helpful to researchers working in related fields. View Full-Text
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Guo, Y.; Peng, F.; Wang, H.; Huang, F.; Meng, F.; Hui, D.; Zhou, Z. Intercalation Polymerization Approach for Preparing Graphene/Polymer Composites. Polymers 2018, 10, 61.
Guo Y, Peng F, Wang H, Huang F, Meng F, Hui D, Zhou Z. Intercalation Polymerization Approach for Preparing Graphene/Polymer Composites. Polymers. 2018; 10(1):61.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guo, Yifan; Peng, Fuxi; Wang, Huagao; Huang, Fei; Meng, Fanbin; Hui, David; Zhou, Zuowan. 2018. "Intercalation Polymerization Approach for Preparing Graphene/Polymer Composites." Polymers 10, no. 1: 61.
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