Nanoparticle–sulphur “inverse vulcanisation” polymer composites

Bear, J. C., Peveler, W. J. , McNaughter, P. D., Parkin, I. P., O'Brien, P. and Dunnill, C. W. (2015) Nanoparticle–sulphur “inverse vulcanisation” polymer composites. Chemical Communications, 51(52), pp. 10467-10470. (doi: 10.1039/c5cc03419a) (PMID:26028319)

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Composites of sulphur polymers with nanoparticles such as PbS, with tunable optical properties are reported. A hydrothermal route incorporating pre-formed nanoparticles was used, and their physical and chemical properties evaluated by transmission and scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetric and elemental analyses. These polymers are easily synthesised from an industrial waste material, elemental sulphur, can be cast into virtually any form and as such represent a new class of materials designed for a responsible energy future.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Peveler, Dr William
Authors: Bear, J. C., Peveler, W. J., McNaughter, P. D., Parkin, I. P., O'Brien, P., and Dunnill, C. W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1364-548X
Published Online:27 May 2015

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