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Polymer nanotubes toward gelating organic chemicals

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Crosslinked polymer nanotubes are large scale synthesized. The method is based on fast cationic polymerization using immiscible initiator nanodroplets. Nanoporous network processed from the nanotubes is superhydrophobic, which can absorb all the tested organic chemicals forming robust gels. The nanotubes are promising in the collection of spilled organic chemicals, detoxification and water treatment.

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The article was received on 16 Feb 2011, accepted on 04 Mar 2011 and first published on 17 Mar 2011

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC10900F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 4727-4729
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    Polymer nanotubes toward gelating organic chemicals

    W. Ni, F. Liang, J. Liu, X. Qu, C. Zhang, J. Li, Q. Wang and Z. Yang, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 4727
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC10900F

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