Microemulsion synthesis of fluorinated latex spheres

Stefano Sacanna, Gijsberta H. Koenderink, Albert P. Philipse

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The polymerization in a microemulsion, which provides a useful technique for the synthesis of very small fluorinated latex particles in the size range 17-50 nm, was described. The microemulsion was irradiated at room temperature for 8 h by an 8-W ultraviolet (UV) lightbulb to promote the radical polymerization. Dynamic light scattering (DLS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that the resulting particles were monodisperse and spherical. It was concluded that the colloidal system is useful as a well-defined optically transparent host suspension for diffusion studies on tracer particles by light scattering experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8398-8400
Number of pages3
Issue number19
StatePublished - Sep 14 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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