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Synthesis of polymer-silica hybrid microparticles with defined geometry using surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization

del Monte, F.
Lang, Y.
Finn, David P.
Pandit, Abhay
Wang, Wenxin
Citation
Lang, Y,del Monte, F,Finn, DP,Wang, W,Pandit, A (2015) 'Synthesis of polymer-silica hybrid microparticles with defined geometry using surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization'. Polymer Chemistry, 6 :3014-3017.
Abstract
Nanostructured polymer/silica hybrid materials have gained attention as they combine the advantageous properties of organic and inorganic materials in one entity. Herein, we report incorporation of chloromethyl moieties into a living diatom to prepare an alkyl-halide activated siliceous biotemplate. Subsequent, in situ polymerization via surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization generated a polymer/silica microparticle with defined geometry.
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Publisher
Royal Society of Chemistry
Publisher DOI
10.1039/c5py00228a
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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland