Nanodispersed Metal Particles in Polymeric Matrices

L. M. Bronstein, E. Sh Mirzoeva, M. V. Seregina, P. M. Valetsky, S. P. Solodovnikov, R. A. Register

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Three routes to the preparation of nanodispersed metal or metal oxides particles in polymer matrices have been studied. Thermal treatment in air of W-, Mo- and Cr-carbonyl complexes with polyacrylonitrile (PAN) results in the formation of nanometer-size metal oxide particles in a polycyclic polymer. Co-containing polymers were prepared by mixing Co2(CO)8 with a PAN copolymer or an aromatic polyamide in dimethylformamide (DMF). Co2(CO)8 interacts with DMF giving the complex [Co(DMF)6]2+[Co(CO)4]2-. Subsequent thermolysis converts this complex to nanodispersed Co particles. By ferromagnetic resonance and small-angle x-ray scattering, it was found that the average Co particle size depends on the type of polymeric matrix, the thermolysis conditions and the Co loading and varies from 1 to 10 run.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-115
Number of pages14
JournalACS Symposium Series
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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