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  1. (南京师范大学化学与环境科学学院 江苏省生物功能材料重点实验室 南京 210097)
  • 收稿日期:2007-07-26 修回日期:2007-10-08 出版日期:2008-03-14 发布日期:2008-03-14
  • 通讯作者: 杨春

Preparation and Characterization of Thermo-sensitive Mesoporous PNIPAAm/SBA-15 Composite

TIAN Bo-Shi, YANG Chun*   

  1. (Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Biofunctional Materials, College of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097)
  • Received:2007-07-26 Revised:2007-10-08 Online:2008-03-14 Published:2008-03-14
  • Contact: TIAN Bo-Shi

A novel thermo-sensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm)/mesoporous silica SBA-15 nanocomposite has been prepared via an in situ polymerization initiated by a radical. The nanocomposite was characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, N2 adsorption-desorption, thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry. It was confirmed that the polymerization of monomer NIPAAm occurred within the channels of SBA-15 and a coating layer of the polymer was formed along the pore walls with a relatively uniform distribution. The content of polymer in the composite by TG analysis is about 24%. The polymerization and pore filling did not destroy the ordered hexagonal structure of SBA-15; but the surface area, the pore size and the pore volume of the composite were decreased due to the introduction of the polymer. Moreover, the thermo-sensitive property of PNIPAAm was retained in the nanocomposite, which had a lower critical solution temperature similar to that of pure PNIPAAm.

Key words: thermo-sensitive nanocomposite, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), mesoporous material, SBA-15, preparation, characterization