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Hybrid Dissymmetrical Colloidal Particles

Abstract : Colloidal particles with a controlled morphology combining both organic and inorganic parts were synthesized through a seeded emulsion polymerization process. Silica seed particles from 50 to 150 nm were first surface-modified by adsorption of an oxyethylene-based macromonomer or covalent grafting of a trialkoxysilane derivative. Then, emulsion polymerization of styrene was carried out in the presence of these particles, the formation of polystyrene nodules being highly favored at the silica surface in such conditions. While varying different experimental parameters, we have demonstrated that the ratio between the number of silica seeds and the number of growing nodules is a key parameter in controlling the morphology of the final hybrid nanoparticles. For instance, in the particular case when this ratio was close to 1, dumbbell-like or snowman-like particles were obtained. Further selective surface modification of their silica moiety was also tested successfully, indicating a potential application of these hybrid particles as original building blocks toward supraparticulate assemblies.
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Stéphane Reculusa, Céline Poncet-Legrand, Adeline Perro, Etienne Duguet, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami, et al.. Hybrid Dissymmetrical Colloidal Particles. Chemistry of Materials, American Chemical Society, 2005, 17 (13), pp.3338-3344. ⟨10.1021/cm050406g⟩. ⟨hal-02936232⟩



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