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Title: Synthesis of SiO2-coated Bi2S3/poly(styrene) nanocomposites by in-situ polymerization
Author: Esteves, A. C.
Neves, M. C.
Barros-Timmons, A.
Bourgeat-Lami, E.
Liz-Marzán, L.
Trindade, T.
Keywords: Nanocomposites
bismuth sulphide
Issue Date: Feb-2006
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Abstract: New nanocomposites containing silica-coated Bi2S3 nanofibers were synthesised by in situ polymerization using two distinct synthetic strategies: emulsion and suspension polymerization. Transmission and scanning electron microscopy of the nanocomposite particles showed that in both cases the Bi2S3/SiO2 nanoparticles were densely coated with poly(styrene). In situ emulsion polymerization afforded nanocomposites in which the nanofibers were coated with polymer spheres whilst suspension polymerization gives rise to a homogeneous polymer layer coat. The morphology of the poly(styrene) coating observed is discussed considering the surface modification of the nanofibers and the polymerization technique involved.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 1533-4880
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