Hybrid materials are composites consisting of two constituents at the nanometer or molecular level. Many natural materials consist of inorganic and organic building blocks distributed on the nanoscale. The first hybrid materials were the paints made from inorganic and organic components that were used thousands of years ago. Rubber is an example of the use of inorganic materials as fillers for organic polymers.
Hybrid materials can be classified based on the possible interactions connecting the inorganic and organic species. Structural properties can also be used to distinguish between various hybrid materials. An organic moiety containing a functional group that allows the attachment to an inorganic network, e.g. a trialkoxysilane group, can act as a network modifier because in the final structure the inorganic network is only modified by the organic group.
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