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Polybenzoxazine/Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Nanocomposites

Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Science, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Alexander Böker
Polymers 2016, 8(6), 225;
Received: 9 April 2016 / Revised: 26 May 2016 / Accepted: 2 June 2016 / Published: 7 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Featured Mini Reviews in Polymer Science)
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The organic/inorganic hybrid materials from polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS, inorganic nanoparticles) and polybenzoxazine (PBZ) have received much interesting recently due to their excellent thermal and mechanical properties, flame retardance, low dielectric constant, well-defined inorganic framework at nanosized scale level, and higher performance relative to those of non-hybrid PBZs. This review describes the synthesis, dielectric constants, and thermal, rheological, and mechanical properties of covalently bonded mono- and multifunctionalized benzoxazine POSS hybrids, other functionalized benzoxazine POSS derivatives, and non-covalently (hydrogen) bonded benzoxazine POSS composites. View Full-Text
Keywords: polybenzoxazine; POSS; nanocomposites; hydrogen bonding polybenzoxazine; POSS; nanocomposites; hydrogen bonding

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Mohamed, M.G.; Kuo, S.-W. Polybenzoxazine/Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Nanocomposites. Polymers 2016, 8, 225.

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