Polymer latex particles continue to become increasingly important in numerous commercial applications. Advanced synthesis techniques are the key to developing new functionality for nanoparticles. These methods make it possible to tailor the size, chemical composition, or properties of these particles, as well as the molecular weight of the polymer chain as a whole, based on given requirements.
Advanced Polymer Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Surface Modifications summarizes important developments in the advanced synthesis and surface modification techniques used to generate and mold polymer particles. This book explores the evolution and enhancement of processes such as emulsion, mini-emulsion, micro-emulsion, dispersion, suspension, inverse emulsion (in organic phase), and polymerization. Understanding these developments will enable the reader to optimize particle system design, giving rise to a greater application spectrum.
- Focuses on synthesis and characterization of particles with core-shell morphologies
- Details generation of nonspherical polymer particles using different synthetic routes
- Explores generation of specific architectures, such as block, star, graft, and gradient copolymer particles
The authors describe pH-responsive nanoparticles and smart, thermally responsive particles. They also cover surface tailoring of various organic and inorganic nanoparticles by polymers, as well as theoretical studies on the kinetics of controlled radical polymerization techniques. Condensing and evaluating current knowledge of the development of polymer nanoparticles, this reference will prove a valuable addition to the area of polymer latex technology.
Table of Contents
Polymer Latex Technology: An Overview, V. Mittal
Synthesis of Polymer Particles with Core-Shell Morphologies, C. Sayer and P.H. Hermes de Araújo
Advanced Polymer Nanoparticles with Nonspherical Morphologies, Y. Hu, J. Ge, J. Goebl, and Y. Yin
Block, Graft, Star, and Gradient Copolymer Particles, H. Matahwa, E.T.A. van den Dungen, J.B. McLeary, and B. Klumperman
Polymer Nanoparticles by Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Microemulsion Polymerization, J. O’Donnell and E. Kaler
pH-Responsive Polymer Nanoparticles, J.V.M. Weaver
Smart Thermo-Responsive Nanoparticles, P. Tian and Q. Wu
Surface Tailoring of Polymer Nanoparticles with Living Polymerization Methods, K. Ishizu and D. Hoon Lee
Effects of Nano-Sized Polymerization Locus on the Kinetics of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization, H. Tobita
Functional Polymer Particles by Emulsifier-Free Polymerization, V. Mittal
Polymer Nanoparticles with Surface Active Initiators and Polymeric Stabilizers, K. Tauer
Dr. Vikas Mittal is a Polymer Engineer at BASF Polymer Research in Ludwigshafen, Germany.