Artículo de revista
Synthesis of polymeric organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Partially deacetylated chitin-silica hybrid
Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Volumen 18, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 163-167
Yazdani-Pedram Zobeiri, Mehrdad
This work reports the synthesis of a novel polymeric organic-inorganic hybrid. The inorganic component is a silica network obtained by controlled hydrolysis of tetraethyl orthosilicate via sol-gel process and the organic counterpart is partially deacetylated chitin (CHI). The resulting polymer hybrids were homogeneous transparent film forming glassy materials being compatible through a wide composition range. Simultaneous thermal analysis of a CHI/silica 1:1 mixture confirms the intermolecular complex formation between organic and inorganic polymers.