Graft Polymerization of Styrene onto Alumina Nanoparticles by a Radiation
Polystyrene-grafted γ-Al2O3 nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by a high energy irradiation technique. Surface modification of the nanoparticles with silane coupling agents was performed to introduce active sites on the γ-Al2O3 nanoparticles for a radiation-induced graft polymerization. The polymer graft yield increased with the absorbed dose. The graft yield was higher at a 50 vol% monomer solution than at 70 vol%.
Chang Kyu Rhee
C. H. Jung et al., "Graft Polymerization of Styrene onto Alumina Nanoparticles by a Radiation", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 119, pp. 259-262, 2007