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A Chemical Route to Carbon Nanoscrolls
This work extends the recent work on making colloidal suspensions of layered compounds to graphite to explore the concept that scrolling could lead to nanotube-like structures through a scrolling mechanism.
Intercalation and exfoliation routes to graphite nanoplatelets
Graphite nanoplatelets with thicknesses down to 2–10 nm are synthesized by alkali metal intercalation followed by ethanol exfoliation and microwave drying. Graphite that has already been intercalated
Polyfunctional cubic silsesquioxanes as building blocks for organic/inorganic hybrids
Cubic silsesquioxanes, [RSiO1.5]x, potentially offer access to organic/inorganic hybrids wherein the exact shape, size and mechanical properties of the inorganic component are perfectly defined.
Electrical conductivity of graphite/polystyrene composites made from potassium intercalated graphite
Abstract Composites between graphite and polystyrene have been synthesized starting from potassium intercalated graphite and styrene vapor. This in situ polymerization process can be used to make
Organic/inorganic Molecular Hybrid Materials From Cubic Silsesquioxanes
R.M. LAINE, M. ASUNCION, S. BALIAT,t N.L. DIAS FILHO, J. HARCUP, A.C.SUTORIK,t L. VICULIS, A.F. YEE, C. ZHANG, and Q. ZHU,Depts. of Materials Science and Eng., Chemistry and the Macromolecular
Completely discontinuous organic/ inorganic hybrid nanocomposites by self-curing of nanobuilding blocks constructed from reactions of [HMe2SiOSiO1.5]8 with vinylcyclohexene
The reaction of 4-vinyl-1-cylcohexene with [HMe2SiOSiO1.5]8 provides tetra- and octa-2-cyclohexenylethyloctasilsesquioxanes. The tetrabifunctional [cyclohexenylethylMe2SiOSiO1.5]4-[HMe2SiOSiO1.5]4
Conductive Nanocomposites Reinforced with Exfoliated Graphite Nanoplatelets (GNPs)
Graphite nanoplatelet (GNP)/polystyrene (PS) nanocomposites were prepared by in situ exfoliating polymerization. Potassium (K) was intercalated into GNPs at an elevated temperature in vacuum to form