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New Polymer Research Study Results Reported from Kawamura Institute of Chemical Research

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Fresh data on Polymer Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Sakura, Japan, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Pt nanoparticles (Pt NPs) are currently used in many areas of nanoscience and technology. Numerous studies have been reported on the design of Pt and Pt-based nanomaterials with different sizes, shapes, and compositions."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Kawamura Institute of Chemical Research, "Here, we report the synthesis, structure, and properties of a novel hydrogel-based nanostructured Pt material, Pt-NC gel, consisting of ultrafine Pt NPs strongly immobilized within a unique polymer clay network. Pt-NC gels were synthesized through exfoliated clay-mediated in situ reduction of Pt ions in the NC gel at ambient temperature. Pt NPs were trapped on the clay surface, probably at the edges of the clay nanoplatelets. Ultrafine Pt NPs were also obtained as a stable suspension from the NC gel, without any stabilizing agents."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The combination of ultrafine Pt NPs and mechanically tough NC gel may open up new possibilities for designing functional Pt-gel materials."

For more information on this research see: Platinum-polymer-clay nanocomposite hydrogels via exfoliated clay-mediated in situ reduction. Polymer, 2014;55(10):2496-2500. Polymer can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Polymer -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Haraguchi, Kawamura Inst Chem Res, Sakura, Chiba 2850078, Japan.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Sakura, Polymer Research

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