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Coatings 2018, 8(12), 446;

POSS-Containing Polymethacrylates on Cellulose-Based Substrates: Immobilization and Ceramic Formation

Ernst-Berl Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Straße 4, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Eduard-Zintl Institute of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 12, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Materials Science Department, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Straße 2, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
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Received: 31 October 2018 / Revised: 22 November 2018 / Accepted: 4 December 2018 / Published: 6 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Surface Modification of Cellulose Fibres)
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The combination of cellulose-based materials and functional polymers is a promising approach for the preparation of porous, biotemplated ceramic materials. Within this study, cellulose substrates were functionalized with a surface-attached initiator followed by polymerization of (3‑methacryloxypropyl)heptaisobutyl-T8-silsesquioxane (MAPOSS) by means of surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). Successful functionalization was proven by infrared (IR) spectroscopy as well as by contact angle (CA) measurements. Thermal analysis of the polymer-modified cellulose substrates in different atmospheres (nitrogen and air) up to 600 °C led to porous carbon materials featuring the pristine fibre-like structure of the cellulose material as shown by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Interestingly, spherical, silicon-containing domains were present at the surface of the cellulose-templated carbon fibres after further ceramisation at 1600 °C, as investigated by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. View Full-Text
Keywords: immobilized polymers; controlled polymerizations; ceramic precursors; cellulose; ATRP immobilized polymers; controlled polymerizations; ceramic precursors; cellulose; ATRP

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Rüttiger, C.; Vowinkel, S.; Herzog, N.; Hofmann, K.; Ionescu, E.; Gallei, M. POSS-Containing Polymethacrylates on Cellulose-Based Substrates: Immobilization and Ceramic Formation. Coatings 2018, 8, 446.

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