Facile and Scalable Synthesis of Monodispersed Spherical Capsules with a Mesoporous Shell

Genggeng Qi, Yanbing Wang, Luis Estevez, Abigail K. Switzer, Xiaonan Duan, Xuefei Yang, Emmanuel P. Giannelis

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Abstract

Monodispersed HMSs with tunable particle size and shell thickness were successfully synthesized using relatively concentrated polystyrene latex templates and a silica precursor in a weakly basic ethanol/water mixture. The particle size of the capsules can vary from 100 nm to micrometers. These highly engineered monodispersed capsules synthesized by a facile and scalable process may find applications in drug delivery, catalysis, separationm or as biological and chemical microreactors. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2693-2695
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 11 2010
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-018-02
Acknowledgements: The authors thank Mrs. Nkechi Anako for help with the BET measurement. This publication was based on work supported by Award KUS-C1-018-02 made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

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