N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"

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Development of Polymer nanocomposites

The research is targeted in the synthesis of conductive polymers (polypyrrole, polyaniline) and composites with various nanoparticles, e.g. magnetic, metallic nanoparticles or carbon nanotubes. The polymerization proceeds in the interface of two immiscible solvents (water/chloroform) and the added nanoparticles provide extra properties on the nanocomposite. Another interesting direction is the development of novel 2-D or 3-D polymeric networks derived from cyanuric chloride or phosphonitrilic chloride respectively, substituted with various diamines. The polymers are chemically and electrochemically active and they can easily reduce noble metals as silver or gold towards the synthesis of novel nanocomposites with interesting optical (low band gap absorptions, polaron band), antibacterial or catalytic properties. Due to their inherited ion-exchange properties of the 2-D and 3-D ionic networks, these materials can be regarded as the organic analogues of conventional inorganic layered or zeolitic ion-exchangers.

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