Synthesis of poly(vinyl chloride)-g-poly(ionic liquid) and its application to tuning surface for copper nanoparticles

Je Hyun Oh, Won Seok Chi, Jung Hyun Lee, Jong Hak Kim, Sang Wook Kang

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We successfully synthesized PVC-g-P([Ebim][Tf2N]) by utilizing atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) for the preparation of polymer/Cu nanocomposite. When Cu flakes were stirred in PVC-g-P([Ebim][Tf2N]) without any additives, Cu nanoparticles were stably generated to form the polymer/Cu nanocomposite. The dissociation of nanoparticles from the flakes is attributable to the strong interaction between cations of PVC-g-P([Ebim][Tf 2N]) and the metal surface. The generated Cu nanoparticles exhibited a polydisperse distribution, as confirmed by UV-vis spectral analysis and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging. Furthermore, the surface state of the Cu nanoparticles was investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), which was confirmed by a decrease in binding energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9607-9611
Number of pages5
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 17


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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