Nanocomposite foams from iron oxide stabilized dicyclopentadiene high internal phase emulsions: preparation and bromination.

Nanocomposite polyHIPE foams with open-cellular morphology were obtained using nanoparticles (γFe2O3/Fe3O4), surfactant (Pluronic L121) or nanoparticle/surfactant stabilized dicyclopentadiene high internal phase emulsions (DCPD HIPEs). Upon curing, cavity sizes were found to vary drastically between 950 ± 360 µm down to 7 ±3 µm depending on the HIPE… CONTINUE READING