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Dendritic Polymers as Promising Additives for the Manufacturing of Hybrid Organoceramic Nanocomposites with Ameliorated Properties Suitable for an Extensive Diversity of Applications

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Institute of Nanoscience Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”, Patriarchou Gregoriou Street, 15310 Athens, Greece
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PYROGENESIS S.A., Technological Park 1, Athinon Avenue, 19500 Attica, Greece
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Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010019
Received: 9 November 2020 / Revised: 19 December 2020 / Accepted: 20 December 2020 / Published: 24 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials: Selected Papers from CCMR)
As the field of nanoscience is rapidly evolving, interest in novel, upgraded nanomaterials with combinatory features is also inevitably increasing. Hybrid composites, offer simple, budget-conscious and environmental-friendly solutions that can cater multiple needs at the same time and be applicable in many nanotechnology-related and interdisciplinary studies. The physicochemical idiocrasies of dendritic polymers have inspired their implementation as sorbents, active ingredient carriers and templates for complex composites. Ceramics are distinguished for their mechanical superiority and absorption potential that render them ideal substrates for separation and catalysis technologies. The integration of dendritic compounds to these inorganic hosts can be achieved through chemical attachment of the organic moiety onto functionalized surfaces, impregnation and absorption inside the pores, conventional sol-gel reactions or via biomimetic mediation of dendritic matrices, inducing the formation of usually spherical hybrid nanoparticles. Alternatively, dendritic polymers can propagate from ceramic scaffolds. All these variants are covered in detail. Optimization techniques as well as established and prospected applications are also presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: dendritic polymers; ceramic compounds; biomimetic; nanomaterials; dendrimers; hyperbranched polymers; silica composites; hybrid materials dendritic polymers; ceramic compounds; biomimetic; nanomaterials; dendrimers; hyperbranched polymers; silica composites; hybrid materials
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Douloudi, M.; Nikoli, E.; Katsika, T.; Vardavoulias, M.; Arkas, M. Dendritic Polymers as Promising Additives for the Manufacturing of Hybrid Organoceramic Nanocomposites with Ameliorated Properties Suitable for an Extensive Diversity of Applications. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 19. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010019

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Douloudi M, Nikoli E, Katsika T, Vardavoulias M, Arkas M. Dendritic Polymers as Promising Additives for the Manufacturing of Hybrid Organoceramic Nanocomposites with Ameliorated Properties Suitable for an Extensive Diversity of Applications. Nanomaterials. 2021; 11(1):19. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010019

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Douloudi, Marilina, Eleni Nikoli, Theodora Katsika, Michalis Vardavoulias, and Michael Arkas. 2021. "Dendritic Polymers as Promising Additives for the Manufacturing of Hybrid Organoceramic Nanocomposites with Ameliorated Properties Suitable for an Extensive Diversity of Applications" Nanomaterials 11, no. 1: 19. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010019

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