Synthesis and Characterization of Polysulfone/POSS Hybrid Networks by Photoinduced Crosslinking Polymerization

Dizman C., UYAR T., TAŞDELEN M. A. , Yagci Y.

MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING, cilt.298, sa.10, ss.1117-1123, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 298 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/mame.201200351
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1117-1123


Crosslinked polysulfone/polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) hybrid networks were synthesized in this work by photoinduced copolymerization of polysulfone dimethacrylate (PSU-DMA) and multifunctional POSS-methacrylamide (POSS-MAAm) with various feed ratios. The morphology of the nanocomposites was investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), which suggests the random dispersion of POSS in the PSU matrix without macroscopic agglomeration. Thermogravimetric analysis results confirmed that the thermal stability and char yield of PSU-DMA/POSS-MAAm nanocomposites increased with the increase of POSS loading. Enhanced glass transition temperatures and storage modulus of the networks were observed to be higher than its precursor polymer.