Epoxy Nanocomposites Containing Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8.
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Zeolitic imidazole framework-8 (ZIF-8) is utilized as a functional filler and a curing agent in the preparation of epoxy nanocomposites. The imidazole group on the surface of the ZIF-8 initiates epoxy curing, resulting in covalent bonding between the ZIF-8 crystals and epoxy matrix. A substantial reduction in dielectric constant and increase in tensile modulus were observed. The implication of the present study for utilization of metal-organic framework to improve physical and mechanical properties of polymeric matrixes is discussed.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces
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Liu, C., Mullins, M., Hawkins, S., Kotaki, M., & Sue, H.
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Liu, Cong||Mullins, Michael||Hawkins, Spencer||Kotaki, Masaya||Sue, Hung-Jue