Picture map of Europe with pins indicating European capital cities

Open Access research with a European policy impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC).

EPRC is a leading institute in Europe for comparative research on public policy, with a particular focus on regional development policies. Spanning 30 European countries, EPRC research programmes have a strong emphasis on applied research and knowledge exchange, including the provision of policy advice to EU institutions and national and sub-national government authorities throughout Europe.

Explore research outputs by the European Policies Research Centre...

Well-defined mesostructured organic-inorganic hybrid materials via atom transfer radical grafting of oligomethacrylates onto sba-15 pore surfaces

Moreno, J. and Sherrington, D.C. (2008) Well-defined mesostructured organic-inorganic hybrid materials via atom transfer radical grafting of oligomethacrylates onto sba-15 pore surfaces. Chemistry of Materials, 20 (13). pp. 4468-4474. ISSN 0897-4756

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

Well-ordered mesoporous organic−inorganic hybrid materials based on ATRP of methacrylate monomers inside SBA-15 pores have been synthesized maintaining the mesoporosity. Initially SBA-15 materials were funtionalised with the ATRP initiator by reaction of surface hydroxyl groups with (3-aminopropyl)-triethoxysilane (APTES) and 2-bromo-2-methylpropionyl bromide (BMPB); thus growth of oligomethacrylates occurred directly from the mesoporous walls. Two methacrylate monomers (MMA and GMA) and different monomer/initiator molar ratios (5/1 − 25/1) were tested. The characterization of the hybrid materials included N2 adsorption−desorption porosimetry, X-ray diffraction, 29Si MAS NMR, FT-IR spectroscopy, TEM and TG analysis. The results show that mesostructured hybrid materials with grafted oligomethacrylates maintain good porosity ( 0.4 cm3/g) and BET surface area ( 300 m2/g) with potential for use as catalyst components in chemical processes. The grafting of GMA-based oligomers is particularly important because the epoxide functionality allows further facile and versatile chemical modification, for example to introduce particular ligand structures and thence specific metal complexes.