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Synthesis of poly(dihydroxystyrene-block-styrene) (PDHSt-b-PSt) by the RAFT process and preparation of organic-solvent-dispersive Ag NPs by automatic reduction of metal ions in the presence of PDHSt-b-PSt

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Abstract

We proposed a block copolymer, poly(dihydroxystyrene-block-styrene) (PDHSt-b-PSt), that contains catechol groups in the side chains of PDHSt moieties. Since catechol groups automatically reduce silver (Ag) ions to their metallic state, the block copolymer was used as a reductant to synthesize organic-solvent-dispersive Ag NPs (NPs) stabilized with the block copolymer at room temperature. Ag NP sizes were controlled by changing molecular weights of PDHSt of the block copolymer.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of poly(dihydroxystyrene-block-styrene) (PDHSt-b-PSt) by the RAFT process and preparation of organic-solvent-dispersive Ag NPs by automatic reduction of metal ions in the presence of PDHSt-b-PSt

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Submitted
23 Oct 2014
Accepted
06 Dec 2014
First published
08 Dec 2014

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 3743-3746
Article type
Communication

Synthesis of poly(dihydroxystyrene-block-styrene) (PDHSt-b-PSt) by the RAFT process and preparation of organic-solvent-dispersive Ag NPs by automatic reduction of metal ions in the presence of PDHSt-b-PSt

Y. Saito and H. Yabu, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 3743
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08366K

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