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Advanced Polymer Nanoparticles
Synthesis and Surface Modifications

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ISBN 9781439814437
Published July 13, 2010 by CRC Press
384 Pages 167 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

This book:

  • 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


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Dr. Vikas Mittal is a Polymer Engineer at BASF Polymer Research in Ludwigshafen, Germany.