The kinetic peculiarities of the thermal transformations of unsaturated metal carboxylates (transition metal acrylates and maleates as well as their cocrystallites) and properties of metal-polymer nanocomposites formed have been studied. The composition and structure of metal-containing precursors and the products of the thermolysis were identified by X-ray analysis, optical and electron microscopy, magnetic measurements, EXAFS, IR and mass spectroscopy. The thermal transformations of metal-containing monomers studied are the complex process including dehydration, solid phase polymerization, and thermolysis process which proceed at varied temperature ranges. At 200-300°C the rate of thermal decay can be described by first-order equations. The products of decompositions are nanometer-sized particles of metal or its oxides with a narrow size distribution (the mean particle diameter of 5-10 nm) stabilized by the polymer matrix.
|Journal||Journal of Nanoparticle Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2003|
- Metal carboxylates
- Metal nanoparticles
- Molecular structure
- Polymer matrix