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Issue 16, 2013
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Pickering-type stabilized nanoparticles by heterophase polymerization

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The preparation of nanoparticles in a soap-free system is highly attractive, as surfactants may influence and deteriorate subsequent applications. Thereby, the assembly of solid particles on droplets/particles is well known as Pickering-type stabilization. The resulting hybrid nanocomposites offer in general a rough surface and are highly intriguing for potential drug delivery systems, coating applications, and so forth. This review highlights developments in production and application of Pickering-type nanoparticles synthesized via heterophase polymerization techniques in emulsion, miniemulsion, dispersion, and suspension. We will focus our discussion on systems, wherein stabilization of the final nanometer-sized hybrids is exclusively accomplished via particle stabilizers. In case surfactants are used during preparation, they only serve as pre-treating agents to modify the surface properties of the particle stabilizer, and not being employed for the purpose of droplet/particle stabilization.

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13 Mar 2013
First published
29 May 2013

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 6823-6839
Article type
Review Article

Pickering-type stabilized nanoparticles by heterophase polymerization

A. Schrade, K. Landfester and U. Ziener, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 6823
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60100E

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