Recyclable Polymeric Composite with High Thermal Conductivity

재활용 가능한 고방열 고분자 복합소재 개발

  • Shin, Haeun (Institute of Advanced Composite Materials, Korea Institute of Science and Technology) ;
  • Kim, Chae Bin (Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Pusan National University) ;
  • Ahn, Seokhoon (Institute of Advanced Composite Materials, Korea Institute of Science and Technology) ;
  • Kim, Doohun (Institute of Advanced Composite Materials, Korea Institute of Science and Technology) ;
  • Lim, Jong Kuk (Department of Chemistry, Chosun University) ;
  • Goh, Munju (Department of Chemical Engineering, Konkuk University)
  • Received : 2019.02.13
  • Accepted : 2019.12.23
  • Published : 2019.12.31


To address tremendous needs for developing efficiently heat dissipating material with lightweights, a new class of polymer possessing recyclable and malleable characteristics was synthesized for incorporating model functional hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) filler. A good interfacial affinity between the polymer matrix and the filler along with shear force generated upon manufacturing the composite yielded the final product bearing highly aligned filler via simple hot pressing method. For this reason, the composite exhibited a high thermal conductivity of 13.8 W/mK. Moreover, it was possible to recover the h-BN from the composite without physical/chemical denaturation of the filler by chemically depolymerizing the matrix, thus the recovered filler can be re-used in the future. We believe this polymer could be beneficial as matrix for incorporating many other functional fillers, thus they may find applications in various polymeric composite related fields.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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