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Issue 16, 2015
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Synthesis of polymer-silica hybrid microparticles with defined geometry using surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization

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Abstract

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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Submitted
11 Feb 2015
Accepted
08 Mar 2015
First published
09 Mar 2015

Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 3014-3017
Article type
Communication
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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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