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Hollow hybrid polymer-graphene oxide nanoparticles via Pickering miniemulsion polymerization


Thickett, SC and Wood, N and Ng, YH and Zetterlund, PB, Hollow hybrid polymer-graphene oxide nanoparticles via Pickering miniemulsion polymerization, Nanoscale, 6, (15) pp. 8590-8594. ISSN 2040-3364 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/c4nr01175a


The preparation of hybrid hollow capsules consisting of a cross-linked polymer shell and a coating of graphene oxide (GO) is demonstrated. The capsules are prepared by Pickering miniemulsion polymerization, exploiting the surface activity of GO for its use as a colloidal surfactant. This approach represents a simple and convenient route towards hollow carbon nanostructures for a variety of applications. The incorporation of surface-modified TiO2 nanoparticles into the interior of these capsules was also demonstrated.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Materials engineering
Research Field:Composite and hybrid materials
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Thickett, SC (Associate Professor Stuart Thickett)
ID Code:99421
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:68
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2015-03-24
Last Modified:2017-10-24

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