Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS)
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA
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Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes POSS are being examined for use in many applications. These applications include space-survivable coatings, and ablative and fire-resistant materials. POSS compounds have a rigid, inorganic core and have been produced with a wide range of organic functionality. Due to their physical size, POSS incorporation in polymers generally serves to reduce chain mobility, often improving both thermal and mechanical properties. Herein, we describe the preparation and properties of POSS compounds and their polymer nanocomposites.
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
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