Soft Nanotechnology & Polymers


Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) as a Tool for the Synthesis of Well-Defined Functional Polymeric Materials

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ATRP is one of the most powerful synthetic techniques that allows the synthesis of polymeric materials with predetermined molecular weight, composition, and molecular architecture derived from substituted styrenes, (meth)acrylates, or acrylonitrile. The polymers prepared by [...]

Redispersible hybrid nanopowders: cerium oxide nanoparticle complexes with phosphonated-peg oligomers

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Rare earth cerium oxide (ceria) nanoparticles are stabilized using end-functional phosphonated-PEG oligomers. The complexation process and structure of the resulting hybrid core-shell singlet nanocolloids are described, characterized and modeled using light and neutron scattering data. [...]

Multifunctional magnetic hydrogels with polyethylene glycol-derivative colloidal nanospheres for drug delivery and hyperthermia applications

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Magnetically responsive thermo-active hydrogels offer several potential advantages over other bio-material systems for the controlled release of drugs and targeted thermal therapy of the cancerous cells. Thermal and magnetic responses of hydrogels can be tuned [...]

Novel organic-inorganic nanohybrids based on poly(N,N-dimethyl acrylamide)-l-polyisobutylene amphiphilic polymer conetworks

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Poly(N,N-dimethyl acrylamide)-l-polyisobutylene (PDMAAm-l-PIB) amphiphilic conetworks were synthesized. Thermal analysis (DSC), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) measurements and atomic force microscopy (AFM) investigations were made. Furthermore, we have successfully synthesized silver nanoparticles in the PDMAAm-l-PIB amphiphilic [...]

Reactive block copolymers as versatile compatibilizers for polymer-clay nanocomposites

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It’s well known that silicate-polymer nanocomposites offer a number of significant advantages over traditional silicate-polymer composites, such as increased tensile strength, improved heat deflection temperature and flame retardance, with typically 3-5 wt.% of the nanofiller, [...]

Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine & Bio Materials – Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: June 1, 2008
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
Topic: Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
ISBN: 978-1-4200-8504-4