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Synthesis of silicapolymer core–shell nanoparticles by reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization

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Abstract

Hybrid nanoparticles hold great promise for a range of applications such as drug-delivery vectors or colloidal crystal self-assemblies. The challenge of preparing highly monodisperse particles for these applications has recently been overcome by using living radical polymerization techniques. In particular, the use of reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT), initiated from silica surfaces, yields well-defined particles from a range of precursor monomers resulting in nanoparticles of tailored sizes that are accessible via the rational selection of polymerization conditions. Furthermore, using RAFT allows post-polymerization modification to afford multifunctional, monodisperse, nanostructures under mild and non-stringent reaction conditions.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of silica–polymer core–shell nanoparticles by reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization

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The article was received on 14 Jul 2013, accepted on 16 Aug 2013 and first published on 19 Aug 2013


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45319G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 9077-9088
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    Synthesis of silicapolymer core–shell nanoparticles by reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization

    J. Moraes, K. Ohno, T. Maschmeyer and S. Perrier, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 9077
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45319G

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