Graphene Oxide-Polymer Composite Langmuir Films Constructed by Interfacial Thiol-Ene Photopolymerization

Xiaona Luo, Kai Ma, Tifeng Jiao, Ruirui Xing, Lexin Zhang, Jingxin Zhou, Bingbing Li

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Abstract

The effective synthesis and self-assembly of graphene oxide (GO) nanocomposites are of key importance for a broad range of nanomaterial applications. In this work, a one-step chemical strategy is presented to synthesize stable GO-polymer Langmuir composite films by interfacial thiol-ene photopolymerization at room temperature, without use of any crosslinking agents and stabilizing agents. It is discovered that photopolymerization reaction between thiol groups modified GO sheets and ene in polymer molecules is critically responsible for the formation of the composite Langmuir films. The film formed by Langmuir assembly of such GO-polymer composite films shows potential to improve the mechanical and chemical properties and promotes the design of various GO-based nanocomposites. Thus, the GO-polymer composite Langmuir films synthesized by interfacial thiol-ene photopolymerization with such a straightforward and clean manner, provide new alternatives for developing chemically modified GO-based hybrid self-assembled films and nanomaterials towards a range of soft matter and graphene applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number99
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Keywords

  • Composite film
  • Graphene oxide
  • Langmuir film
  • Self-assembly
  • Thiol-ene photopolymerization

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