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Preparation of stimulus-responsive liquid marbles using a polyacid-stabilised polystyrene latex

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Abstract

Sterically-stabilised polystyrene latex particles prepared with a new polyacid macromonomer are sufficiently hydrophobic at low pH to stabilise ‘liquid marbles’. Such ‘liquid marbles’ remain intact when placed on the surface of liquid water adjusted to pH 4 or below. Moreover, addition of base to this aqueous solution causes immediate destruction of the ‘liquid marble’ since the stabiliser chains become highly hydrophilic above pH 5.5.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of stimulus-responsive liquid marbles using a polyacid-stabilised polystyrene latex

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The article was received on 13 May 2011, accepted on 09 Jun 2011 and first published on 29 Jun 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05889D
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 6797-6800
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    Preparation of stimulus-responsive liquid marbles using a polyacid-stabilised polystyrene latex

    D. Dupin, K. L. Thompson and S. P. Armes, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 6797
    DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05889D

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