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Synthesis of graphene-like structures in hybrid organic-inorganic polymers

Denys O. Savchenko ,  Eugene O. Pashchenko ,  Olga V. Lazhevskaya ,  Andrei N. Chernenko 

V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials NAS of Ukraine, 2, Autozavodska str., Kiev 04074, Ukraine


Hybrid polymers represent a particular class of polymers, which main chains consist of organic and inorganic moieties. Due to such a feature, they have properties of the both components above. Hence stands the major premise of their research and of the development of hybrid polymer-based materials. Hybrid polymers are intensively studied and widely used in medicine, computing and analytical technique. They are also in use as drug carriers and metal particle-carrying substance, as well as membranes and semiconductors.
Polymers were synthesized on the basis of polyphenylenes and metal clusters and the polymerization mechanism has been proposed. Such materials have graphene-like cycles in their structures as confirmed by WAXS data. Inorganic clusters are located between grapheme layers. Clusters include stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric oxides as confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. There is a possibility to control characteristics of graphene-like structures adjusting temperature and pressure of polymerization. Properties of hybrid materials are dependent on degrees of transition of organic component of metal-complex oligomeric precursor into graphene-like state.


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Presentation: Poster at Nano and Advanced Materials Workshop and Fair, by Denys O. Savchenko
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Submitted: 2013-07-03 11:30
Revised:   2013-07-03 11:30