New Avenues, New Outcomes: Nanoparticle Catalysis for Polymer Makeovers

  • Bhanu P. S. Chauhan
  • Bharathi Balagam
  • Jitendra S. Rathore
  • Alok Sarkar


In this chapter, nanocluster catalyzed modifications of organic and silicon based polymers are described. The tailoring of the polymeric templates was carried out under mild conditions and led to hybrid polymers in quantitative yields. Detailed characterization studies indicated that the integrity of the polymeric templates was not compromised during the functionalization process. The nanoparticle catalysis was found to be quite effective and highly selective. In most cases exclusive β-hydrosilylation products were obtained without any rearrangement or isomerization reactions. Detailed characterization and property profiling of the new hybrid polymers is also presented.


Size Exclusion Chromatography Hybrid Polymer Schlenk Tube Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Hydrosilylation Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bhanu P. S. Chauhan
    • 1
  • Bharathi Balagam
    • 2
  • Jitendra S. Rathore
    • 2
  • Alok Sarkar
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineered Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of ChemistryWilliam Paterson UniversityWayneUSA
  2. 2.Engineered Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and PhysicsWilliam Paterson UniversityWayneUSA

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