Preparation of functional polystyrene copolymers through nitroxide mediated polymerization and their applications as surface modifiers for BaTiO 3 nanoparticles

Joo Han Woo, Min Park, Sang-Soo Lee, Sung Chul Hong

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Polystyrene copolymers containing maleic anhydride or maleic acid functional groups with controlled architectures were prepared through nitroxide mediated polymerization and applied to BaTiO 3 nanoparticles as polymeric surface modifiers. Effective surface modification effect of BaTiO 3 nanoparticles with the copolymers were observed, as evidenced by TGA, SEM, EDX and FT-IR. Modified BaTiO 3 nanoparticles exhibited improved dispersion in toluene, suggesting that the amphiphilic copolymers acted as dispersants. Through the addition of the surface modifier, the viscosity of the BaTiO 3/epoxy pastes decreased and the dielectric constants of the resulting nanocorn-posite films increased. Molecular weight and number of functional groups of the copolymers were important factors to ascertain good processability and high dielectric constants of the composite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1872-1880
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1



  • Nanoparticles
  • Nitroxide mediated polymerization
  • Surface modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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