Title: Setting Foot in Asymmetric Wetting Environments: Fabrication of Mushroom-Like Anisotropic Polymer Nanoparticles
Authors: Chi, Mu-Huan
Fang, Zhi-Xuan
Ko, Hao-Wen
Chang, Chun-Wei
Chen, Jiun-Tai
Department of Applied Chemistry
Issue Date: 22-Dec-2016
Abstract: To achieve multifunctional-materials using a single kind of ingredient.or particle, it is desired to develop simple methods to prepare anisotropic nanoparticles, such as mushroom-like nanoparticles, which can be applied to many fields. Here, we investigate the wetting of polymer nano spheres On the open ends of the nanopores of anodic alumina oxide templates, which offer asymmetric wetting environments, to fabricate mushroom-like anisotropic polymer nanoparticles with controllable morphologies. These nano structures have special dynamic behaviors in aqueous solutions. In addition, we prepare mushroom-like Janus nanoparticles by altering the fabrication processes. This work not only demonstrates a novel method to prepare anisotropic polymer nanoparticles but also provides a detailed understanding of the wetting behaviors under asymmetric environments.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10426
ISSN: 1932-7447
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10426
Volume: 120
Issue: 50
Begin Page: 28867
End Page: 28874
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