Non-aqueous dispersion (NAD) polymerisation-based synthetic route to hypercrosslinked polymer: effect of reaction temperature and solvent system on specific surface area

Norhayati Abdullah, Peter A.G. Cormack

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Abstract

Hypercrosslinked polymer microspheres with high specific surface areas were prepared successfully by exposing reactive, gel-type polymer precursors to a Friedel-Crafts catalyst. The lightly crosslinked gel-type polymer precursors were synthesised by non-aqueous dispersion (NAD) polymerisation in microsphere form, and were used subsequently in hypercrosslinking reactions. Extensive microporosity was generated in the products, leading to remarkably high inner specific surface areas of up to ~1,500 m2/g. SEM and BET spectroscopy were used to monitor the course of the hypercrosslinking reactions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-202
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials Research
Volume1134
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • hypercrosslinked polymer
  • non aqueous dispersion
  • polymerisation
  • polymer microspheres

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