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Tailoring insoluble nanobelts into soluble anti-UV nanopotpourris

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Abstract

Soluble, transparent and anti-UV nanopotpourris have been prepared by tailoring long nanobelts. The strains and layered structures facilitate the breaking of the as-synthesized nanobelts under an applied mechanical action. The developed tailoring process of nanobelts is a general top-down secondary processing of layered nanostructures at the nanoscale level, which can be expended to the modifications of layered nanowires, nanotubes and hierarchical nanostructures. By tailoring, the size, morphology and solubility are modified, which may open up an area of advanced processing of nanomaterials and hint at some potential applications. Because of the excellent solubility of the tailored nanopotpourris, they are easily dispersed in cosmetics or polymer films, which are quite useful for some anti-UV protection applications, such as anti-UV sunscreen creams and anti-UV window films for vehicles and buildings.

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The article was received on 31 Jul 2011, accepted on 05 Sep 2011 and first published on 11 Oct 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10979K
Citation: Nanoscale, 2011,3, 4742-4745

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    Tailoring insoluble nanobelts into soluble anti-UV nanopotpourris

    J. Wang, X. W. Sun, Z. Jiao, E. Khoo, P. S. Lee, J. Ma and H. V. Demir, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 4742
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10979K

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