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Functionalization of PNIPAAm microgels using magnetic graphene and their application in microreactors as switch materials

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Abstract

Aqueous-dispersed graphene/Fe3O4 hybrids are prepared using a two-step method. Functional microgels composed of the poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) and the as-prepared graphene/Fe3O4 hybrids are synthesized in a microfluidic reactor for the first time. The microgel exhibits a good response to an external magnet and near-infrared (NIR) laser irradiation, indicating that it could be used as a light-driven and magnetic controlled switch for applications in microreactors.

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The article was received on 13 Mar 2011, accepted on 28 Apr 2011 and first published on 09 Jun 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11086A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 10512-10517
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    Functionalization of PNIPAAm microgels using magnetic graphene and their application in microreactors as switch materials

    C. Hou, Q. Zhang, H. Wang and Y. Li, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 10512
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11086A

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