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Synthesis of surfactant-free micro- and nanolatexes from Pickering emulsions stabilized by acetylated cellulose nanocrystals

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Abstract

We report an easy route to surfactant-free micro- and nanolatexes of polystyrene dispersed in water from Pickering emulsion systems, using modified cellulose nanocrystals as stabilizing particles. Each step of the formation of these latexes was thoroughly investigated: modification of the cellulose nanocrystals, colloidal properties of the emulsions, impact of the polymerization initiator, impact of the ionic strength and mechanisms leading to the formation of the nanolatexes.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of surfactant-free micro- and nanolatexes from Pickering emulsions stabilized by acetylated cellulose nanocrystals

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The article was received on 19 Jul 2017, accepted on 31 Aug 2017 and first published on 15 Sep 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01203A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    Synthesis of surfactant-free micro- and nanolatexes from Pickering emulsions stabilized by acetylated cellulose nanocrystals

    A. Werner, V. Schmitt, G. Sèbe and V. Héroguez, Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01203A

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