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Light-intensity switch enabled nonsynchronous growth of fluorinated raspberry-like nanoparticles

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Abstract

Raspberry-like (RB) nanoparticles hold potential for diverse applications due to their hierarchical morphology. Here we developed a novel tandem synthetic approach of nonsynchronous growth based on photo-mediated reversible-deactivation radical polymerization, enabling simple, efficient and bottom-up synthesis of RB nanoparticles of uniform sizes at quantitative conversions of fluorinated monomers. Chain transfer agents of different chain lengths, concentrations and chemical compositions were varied to tune the diameter of RB particles. Importantly, fluorinated RB nanoparticles obtained with this method allow facile post modifications via both covalent bond formation and intermolecular physical interactions without disrupting the RB morphology. The facile nature of this method and versatility of the obtained fluorinated RB materials open new opportunities for the development of functional materials using nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Light-intensity switch enabled nonsynchronous growth of fluorinated raspberry-like nanoparticles

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Submitted
29 Jul 2020
Accepted
10 Sep 2020
First published
10 Sep 2020

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2020,11, 10431-10436
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Edge Article

Light-intensity switch enabled nonsynchronous growth of fluorinated raspberry-like nanoparticles

S. Han, Y. Gu, M. Ma and M. Chen, Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 10431
DOI: 10.1039/D0SC04141F

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