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Transparent microparticles in water/sucrose solution

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Facile, one-step dispersion polymerization of heptafluoro-n-butyl methacrylate is shown to provide microparticles that can be made transparent in the bio-friendly medium of water/sucrose with a refractive index of 1.3770. Fluorescently labeled particles can be imaged 80 μm deep into the dispersion with 1 vol% concentration, using confocal fluorescence microscopy. Such particles can provide insights into (bio-)physical processes in aqueous environments.

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The article was received on 05 Apr 2019, accepted on 12 May 2019 and first published on 13 May 2019

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00698B
Soft Matter, 2019,15, 4428-4431

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    Transparent microparticles in water/sucrose solution

    P. Payamyar, Soft Matter, 2019, 15, 4428
    DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00698B

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