Polymer Composites with Functionalized Nanoparticles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128140642

Polymer Composites with Functionalized Nanoparticles

1st Edition

Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Editors: Krzysztof Pielichowski Tomasz Majka
Paperback ISBN: 9780128140642
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1. Preface
2. Synthesis Routes of Functionalized Nanoparticles
3. Design and Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites
4. Specific Interactions and Self-Organization in Polymer / Functionalized Nanoparticle Systems
5. Polymer Composites with functionalized Silica
6. Functionalized Clay-containing Composites
7. Functionalized POSS-based Hybrid Composites
8. Polymer Composites with Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene
9. Composite Materials with Functionalized Nanosilver and Nanogold
10. Polymer Nanocomposites with Decorated Metal Oxides
11. Optical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites with Functionalized Nanoparticles
12. Magnetic Properties of Polymer / Functionalized Nanoparticles Composites
13. Functionalized Nanoparticle-containing Composites for Sensor Applications
14. Medical Applications of Polymer / Functionalized Nanoparticle systems
15. Decomposition Behaviour of Polymer Nanocomposites
16. Polymer Composites Containing Functionalized Nanoparticles and the Environment
17. Future Perspectives


Polymer Composites with Functional Nanoparticles reviews the latest research in the area of polymer nanocomposites and functionalized nanoparticles, providing an introduction for those new to the field, and supporting further research and development. The book helps researchers and practitioners to better understand the key role of nanoparticles functionalization for improving the compatibility of inorganic of metallic nanomaterials with organic polymers, as well as for fabrication of nanostructured materials with special properties.

The book begins by discussing the fundamentals of the technology, showing the benefits and limitations of nanoparticles functionalization toward their application as modifying nano-agents for polymer matrices. Synthesis routes for functionalized nanoparticles, design of polymer nanocomposites and the specific interactions and self-organization in polymer/functionalized nanoparticle systems are covered.

A range of nanoparticles, such as carbon nanotubes are covered, with descriptions of the methods of functionalization (both chemical and physical) to support better compatibility with polymer matrices. The book will then discuss the various applications of this technology, including electronics, medical and energy.

Key Features

  • Summarises the latest research in functionalized nanoparticles for modification of polymer matrices, providing a valuable platform for further research
  • Includes functionalization of a range of nanoparticles for incorporation into nanocomposites, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, gold and silver, silica and clay
  • Detailed coverage of application areas including energy, electronics, and biomedical applications, and end-of-life considerations


Materials scientists, polymer chemists working in R&D of nanomaterials. Engineers looking to deploy polymer nanocomposites in downstream applications – including medical devices and implants, electronics and energy


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About the Editors

Krzysztof Pielichowski Editor

Professor Krzysztof Pielichowski, head of Department of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, Cracow University of Technology, is an expert in polymer (nano)technology and chemistry, particularly in the areas of polymer nanocomposites with engineering polymers and hybrid organic-inorganic materials containing POSS. Prof. Pielichowski is currently performing a research programme in the area of preparation of engineering polymer nanocomposites with improved thermal and mechanical properties for construction applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Tomasz Majka Editor

Tomasz M. Majka is a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Affiliations and Expertise

Cracow University of Technology, Poland