Synthesis of hollow nanospheres consisting of amphiphilic block copolymers

Hideki Matsune, Daisuke Sakurai, Sakae Takenaka, Masahiro Kishida

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Hollow polymeric nanospheres with shells consisting of inner hydrophilic and outer hydrophobic polymer chains are prepared by a surface-initiated living radical polymerization of 2-trimethylsilyloxyethyl acrylate and methyl methacrylate from initiator-modified silica nanoparticles; these nanospheres are subsequently prepared by intraparticle cross-linking and by dissolution of silica matrices with HF. The translation behavior of hydrophilic substrates from an aqueous phase to an oil phase through the nanocapsules is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-747
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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