Obtaining complex structures starting from monodisperse poly(styrene-co-2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate) spheres

Edina Rusen, Alexandra Mocanu, Bogdan Marculescu, Raluca Somoghi, Livia Butac, Florin Miculescu, Cosmin Cotrut, Iulian Antoniac, Corneliu Cincu

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The present work aims at obtaining complex structures starting from monodisperse poly(styrene-co-2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate) spheres, obtained by soap-free emulsion polymerization. We studied the superficial functionalisation of the particles with reactive groups that could be useful for further reactions with active compounds. Clusters of functionalised particles linked by chemical bonds have been obtained by reaction between functionalised nanospheres and various reactives. Complex structures stabilized by electrostatic forces have been obtained as well, by mixing copolymer nanosphere with the same composition, obtained by soap-free emulsion polymerization initiated with KPS and respectively AIBA, hence with opposite superficial charges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Complex structures
  • Photonic crystals
  • Soap-free polymerization
  • Styrene based copolymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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