The book series "Polymer Nano-, Micro- and Macrocomposites" provides complete and comprehensive information on all important aspects of polymer composite research and development, including, but not limited to synthesis, filler modification, modeling, characterization as well as application and commercialization issues. Each book focuses on a particular topic and gives a balanced in-depth overview of the respective subfi eld of polymer composite science and its relation to industrial applications. With the books the readers obtain dedicated resources with information relevant to their research, thereby helping to save time and money. In-situ intercalative polymerization in the presence of filler provides distinct advantages when compared to other nanocomposite synthesis techniques including the possibility to polymerize a large range of thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers, improved handling of gaseous or liquid monomers or high pressure polymerization and improved control of heat of polymerization. This volume aims to highlight these advantages of the generation of polymer nanocomposites with a large spectrum of polymer matrices.
Following an overview of the synthesis methodologies, the text goes on to discuss the most relevant polymer materials, including polyamides, polyolefi nes, polyacrylates, polyethylenes, polyurethanes, polyesters and polyepoxides.
Vikas Mittal is an Assistant Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi. He obtained his PhD in 2006 in Polymer and Materials Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Later, he worked as Materials Scientist in the Active and Intelligent Coatings section of SunChemical in London, UK and as Polymer Engineer at BASF Polymer Research in Ludwigshafen, Germany. His research interests include polymer nanocomposites, novel fi ller surface modifi cations, thermal stability enhancements, polymer latexes with functionalized surfaces etc. He has authored over 40 scientific publications, book chapters and patents on these subjects.
Preface IN-SITU SYNTHESIS OF POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction Synthesis Methods In-situ Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites POLYAMIDE NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION Introduction Manufacturing Processes of Commercially Important Polyamides Conclusions POLYOLEFIN-CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION Introduction Clays In-situ Polymerization of Olefi ns with Coordination Catalysts Supported on Clays GAS-PHASE-ASSISTED SURFACE POLYMERIZATION AND THEREBY PREPARATION OF POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction In-situ Polymerization for Nanocomposite Preparation Characteristics of GASP Outlook and Perspective PET CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION Introduction Preparation of PET/Clay Nanocomposites Morphology of the Nanocomposites Crystallization of the Nanocomposites Properties of the Nanocomposites Conclusion and Outlook CONTROL OF FILLER PHASE DISPERSION IN BIO-BASED NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU REACTIVE POLYMERIZATION Introduction Background Experimental Procedures Results and Discussion Conclusions POLYURETHANE NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION APPROACH AND THEIR PROPERTIES Introduction PU/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites (PUCNs) PU/Clay Nanocomposites (PUCLN) PU/Functionalized Graphene Nanocomposites (PUFGNs) Prospective of PUNs IN-SITU SYNTHESIS AND PROPERTIES OF EPOXY NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction Optimization of the Curing Conditions Fillers, Surface Modifications, and Ion Exchange Nanocomposite Synthesis Morphology Barrier Properties Effect of Excess Surface Modification Molecules UNSATURATED POLYESTER-MONTMORILLONITE NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION Introduction Nanocomposites with MMT Introduced into UP Prepolymer or Resin Nanocomposites with MMT Introduced during the Synthesis of Prepolymer Conclusions POLYMER CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU ATOM TRANSFER RADICAL POLYMERIZATION POLYBUTADIENE CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION Introduction Generalities Polybutadiene Nanocomposites Conclusions and Perspectives P3HT-MWNT NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION AND THEIR PROPERTIES Introduction Multiwall CNTs In-situ Synthesis of P3HT-MWNT Composites The Properties and Characterization of P3HT-MWNT Nanocomposites Conclusion and Outlook POLYSTYRENE-MONTMORILLONITE NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION AND THEIR PROPERTIES Introduction Morphology of Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites Modification of MMT In-situ Polymerization Methods Properties of PS-MMT Nanocomposites Prepared via In-situ Techniques Summary ALIPHATIC POLYESTER AND POLY(ESTER AMIDE) CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES BY IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION Introduction: Biodegradable Polymers and Their Nanocomposites Aliphatic Polyester Clay Nanocomposites by In-situ Polymerization Conclusion