POSS polymers: Physical properties and biomaterials applications

Jian Wu, Patrick T. Mather

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Research into polymers incorporating polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) has intensified during the past several years, revealing new fundamental polymer physics, new synthetic routes, and unexpected applications. The present review article critically examines the recent scientific literature on POSS polymers with an emphasis on structure-property relationships. We conclude that it is an exciting time to work on such materials and we expect the field to continue to grow in the foreseeable future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-63
Number of pages39
JournalPolymer Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


  • Biomaterials
  • Hybrid materials
  • Microstructure
  • POSS
  • Rheology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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