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|Title:||Alternating silica/polymer multilayer hybrid microspheres templates for double-shelled polymer and inorganic hollow microstructures|
|Citation:||Li, G., Shi, Q., Yuan, S.J., Neoh, K.G., Kang, E.T., Yang, X. (2010-02-23). Alternating silica/polymer multilayer hybrid microspheres templates for double-shelled polymer and inorganic hollow microstructures. Chemistry of Materials 22 (4) : 1309-1317. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/cm903501e|
|Abstract:||Alternating silica/polymer tetra- and penta-layer hybrid microspheres were first prepared via combined inorganic sol-gel reaction and distillation- precipitation polymerization. pH-responsive poly(methacrylic acid) (PMAA) hollow microspheres with asymmetric double-shells were produced afterHF etching of the silica layers in the SiO2/PMAAtetra-layer microspheres with different degrees of cross-linking in the two PMAA layers. On the other hand, silica "core-double shell" hollow microspheres were obtained by calcination of the alternating silica/PMAApenta-layer microspheres. The resulting hollow polymer and silica microspheres with hierarchical structures were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, dynamic laser scattering (DLS), and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) measurements.©2010 American Chemical Society.|
|Source Title:||Chemistry of Materials|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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