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Issue 24, 2013
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Color- and shape-tunable colloidal nanoparticles capable of nanopatterning

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Color- and shape-tunable nanoparticles consisting of phase-separated copolymers within each particle were synthesized using emulsion copolymerization synthesis. Each particle consists of two phases: (1) poly(methyl methacrylate/n-butylacrylate) (p(MMA/nBA)) phase, which is responsible for a particle shape control, and (2) poly(n-butylacrylate/pentafluorostyrene/N,N-dimethyl aminoazoaniline methacrylate) (p(nBA/PFS/DMAAZOAMm)) phase, facilitating tunable color changes and fluorescence emission induced by acidic/basic environments. Since these particles are capable of coalescence, these studies also show simple nano-deposition process will result in ∼200–300 nm width nanowires with “polka-dot” morphologies, offering many diversified applications ranging from high-resolution inexpensive display technologies to nano-sensing devices, or multi-drug and multi-transient delivery systems.

Graphical abstract: Color- and shape-tunable colloidal nanoparticles capable of nanopatterning

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The article was received on 15 Feb 2013, accepted on 29 Apr 2013 and first published on 13 May 2013

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA40805A
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 9357-9364
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    Color- and shape-tunable colloidal nanoparticles capable of nanopatterning

    D. Ramachandran, C. C. Corten and M. W. Urban, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 9357
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA40805A

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