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Studies from United States Army Research Laboratory Update Current Data on Macromolecular Research (Metallopolymers Containing Excess Metal-Ligand...

August 15, 2014



Studies from United States Army Research Laboratory Update Current Data on Macromolecular Research (Metallopolymers Containing Excess Metal-Ligand Complex for Improved Mechanical Properties)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Researchers detail new data in Macromolecular Research. According to news reporting originating from Aberdeen, Maryland, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "This work incorporates ML complexes as unbound entities that interact with ML complexes bound to the backbone of the polymer. The pi-pi interactions and Coulombic forces between bound and unbound ML complexes hold the ML-rich phase together and result in improved mechanical properties over polymers containing only the bound ML complexes."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from United States Army Research Laboratory, "The ML-rich phase formed ordered, cylindrical domains. The storage modulus, surface elastic modulus, and high temperature stability of these metallopolymers increased with increasing concentration of ML complex in the polymer while an optimal concentration and morphology are necessary to improve the strength and creep resistance of the polymer."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Ultimately, the successful addition and patterning of unbound ML complexes as a hard phase in a polymer matrix provides an important template for the design of a new type of supramolecular nanocomposite."

For more information on this research see: Metallopolymers Containing Excess Metal-Ligand Complex for Improved Mechanical Properties. Macromolecules, 2014;47(13):4144-4150. Macromolecules can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Macromolecules - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/mamobx)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.C. Jackson, US Army Res Lab, Weap & Mat Res Directorate, Aberdeen, MD 21005, United States. Additional authors for this research include S.D. Walck, K.E. Strawhecker, B.G. Butler, R.H. Lambeth and F.L. Beyer (see also Macromolecular Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Aberdeen, Maryland, United States, Macromolecular Research, North and Central America

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