This review focuses on the synthesis of polymer-inorganic hybrid nanocoposites under microwave irradiation, a research area that has made rapid progress in the recent years. Nowadays, one of the cornerstones of the push towards the future improvements in electronics and optics technology together with the research and development is the decrease in size of the various components used for the device manufacture. The paper discusses the preparation and characterization of polymer nanocomposites composed of layer materials like clays and layered double hydroxides, metal nanoparticles and nanowires as well as carbon based materials (i.e., fullerenes and nanotubes) under microwave conditions. The polymer nanocomposites are grouped accordingly to a such classification.
Keywords: Microwaves, polymers, nanocomposites, Microwave Irradiation, polymer-inorganic hybrid nanocoposites, elec-tronics, optics technology, fullerenes, organic-inorganic nanohybrids, silver nanoparticles, light emitting diodes (LEDs), photodiodes, photovoltaic, hybrid materi-als, IUPAC techni-cal, Inorganic-organic hybrid mate-rials, Waals interactions, nanoscale coatings, zeolites, polymer-clay systems, polymerizations, polymer-matrix composites, Polycarbonate (PC), ballistic impact strength, montmorillonite, bisphenol-A (BPA), diphenyl carbonate (DPC), modified montmorillonite, X-ray diffraction (XRD), poly(ethylene oxide)(PEO), meltingintercalation procedure, PEO-montmorillonite composite, homoionic montmorillonite, microwave-assisted in situ ring-opening po-lymerization (MROP), Cloisite Na, Cloisite 30B, proton nuclear mag-netic resonance (1H NMR), Layered double hydroxides (LDHs), hydrotalcite-like compounds, Milestone Ethos Plus microwave reac-tor, dimethyl tere-phthalate, novel polyaniline (PANI), epoxy-montmorillonite nanocomposites, silicone acrylate (PDMS V-Si21), epoxy resin, dodecyl-, hexadecyl-, octadecylamines, hexcadecyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (HTAB), agglomeration, Poly(methyl methacrylate) PMMA, optoelectronics, chemical sensing, surface-enhanced spectroscopy, polyvinylcarbazole (PVK), N-vinylcarbazole (NVK) polymerization, CdS nanoparticles, diglycidyl ether (DGEBA), phthalic anhydride (PhA), cyclo-hexyl methacrylate (CHMA), microwave-assisted emulsion polymerization, polystyrene/silica (PS/SNs), targeted drug delivery, immunoassays, graphite nanosheets, colloidal dispersion., polytetrafluoroethylene, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, PTFE emulsion, reflux condenser, oxidative polymerization method, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT), buckminsterfullerene, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), particle nucleation, biomedicine, photoconductive materials, fuel cells, magnetic materials, pho-tonic crystals
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