Palladium nanoparticles in poly(o-phenylenediamine): Synthesis of a nanostructured 'metal-polymer' composite material

Kaushik Mallick, Mike J. Witcomb, Mike S. Scurrell

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We report here on an in-situ synthetic method for the preparation of a metal-polymer composite material. This technique offers a route to achieving an intimate contact between the polymer and the metal nanoparticles. Very small palladium nanoparticles (3 nm) are uniformly dispersed and highly stabilized throughout the macromolecular chain, forming a uniform metal-polymer composite material. The resultant composite material was characterized by means of different techniques, such as IR and Raman spectroscopy, which offered information about the chemical structure of polymer, whereas electron microscopy images provided information regarding the morphology of the composite material and the distribution of the metal particles in the composite material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1469-1476
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Composite material
  • Pd-nanoparticles
  • Poly(o- phenylenediamine)
  • Raman spectra
  • TEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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