Synthesis of well-defined epoxy-functional spherical nanoparticles by RAFT aqueous emulsion polymerization
Hatton, F.L.; Lovett, J.R.; Armes, S.P.;
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
The environmentally-friendly synthesis of epoxy-functional spherical nanoparticles has been achieved\ud using polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) in aqueous solution. Firstly, a non-ionic hydrophilic\ud stabilizer block, poly(glycerol monomethacrylate) (PGMA), w... View more
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