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Synthesis of porous microspheres via self-assembly of monodisperse polymer nanospheres

Mouaziz, H. and Lacki, K. and Larsson, A. and Sherrington, D.C. (2004) Synthesis of porous microspheres via self-assembly of monodisperse polymer nanospheres. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 14 (15). pp. 2421-2424. ISSN 0959-9428

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Abstract

Conventional synthesis of porous spherical particulate polymer resins via suspension polymerisation involves a complex combination of processes (polymerisation, crosslinking, phase separation and microgel formation, microgel fusion and pore in-filling). We have now succeeded in producing porous polymer microspheres via the self-assembly of pre-formed monodisperse poly(styrene-co-methacrylic acid) latex particles (ca. 200 nm). The self-assembly is performed in suspension in toluene and is driven by the removal of water at ca. 105degreesC. This thermal process also induces contact fusion of the latex particles.

Item type: Article
ID code: 516
Keywords: WELL-DEFINED SIZES, EMULSION DROPLETS, LATEX-PARTICLES, TEMPLATES, COLLOIDS, CRYSTALS, SHAPES, SILICA, Chemistry
Subjects: Science > Chemistry
Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
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Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2006
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:35
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/516

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