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Recent advances in colloidal nanocomposite design via heterogeneous polymerization techniques


Thickett, SC and Teo, GH, Recent advances in colloidal nanocomposite design via heterogeneous polymerization techniques, Polymer Chemistry, 10 pp. 2906-2924. ISSN 1759-9962 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/c9py00097f


The design and synthesis of composite nanoparticles consisting of a polymeric phase and an inorganic/organic phase has enjoyed a period of extensive development in recent times due to numerous advances in heterogeneous polymerization. In this review, we look at several key advances that have shaped this field in the past decade. Specifically, advances in encapsulation technologies via emulsion and miniemulsion polymerization are considered, in addition to the advent of polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) that has afforded morphological control of such composites. The use of nanomaterials as particle (Pickering-type) stabilizers is also discussed as a method of generating composite nanoparticles in one step. Specific applications of these nanocomposites in terms of materials properties are also highlighted.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:colloidal nanocomposite, emulsion polymerization, heterogeneous polymerization, miniemulsion polymerization, self-assembly
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Metal organic frameworks
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Thickett, SC (Associate Professor Stuart Thickett)
UTAS Author:Teo, GH (Mr Guo Teo)
ID Code:133188
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:29
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2019-06-18
Last Modified:2022-08-22

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