Polysulfone/Metal Nanocomposites by Simultaneous Photoinduced Crosslinking and Redox Reaction

Sangermano M., Roppolo I., Camara V. H. A., Dizman C., Ates S., Torun L., ...More

MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING, vol.296, no.9, pp.820-825, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 296 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mame.201000440
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.820-825
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


A diacrylate polysulfone oligomer is synthesized and used as the acrylic oligomer for the in situ synthesis of noble metal/PSU nanocomposites through UV-induced simultaneous radical polymerization of acrylic functionalities and NP formation by reduction of their precursors. Thus, silver or gold NPs are formed in situ during polymer network formation. FESEM analysis of the morphology of the cured systems demonstrates that the nanoparticles of the noble metals are homogeneously distributed in the network without macroscopic agglomeration.