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Synthesis of polymer-silica hybrid microparticles with defined geometry using surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization

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Nanostructured polymer/silica hybrid materials have gained attention as they combine the advantageous properties of organic and inorganic materials in one entity. Herein, we report incorporation of chloromethyl moieties into a living diatom to prepare an alkyl-halide activated siliceous biotemplate. Subsequent, in situ polymerization via surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization generated a polymer/silica microparticle with defined geometry.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of polymer-silica hybrid microparticles with defined geometry using surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization

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The article was received on 11 Feb 2015, accepted on 08 Mar 2015 and first published on 09 Mar 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00228A
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Citation: Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 3014-3017
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    Synthesis of polymer-silica hybrid microparticles with defined geometry using surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization

    Y. Lang, F. del Monte, D. P. Finn, W. Wang and A. Pandit, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 3014
    DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00228A

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