Poly(n-butylacrylate)@polystyrene nanoparticles behaving as a capsule-based sealing nanoadditive are synthesized through an optimized semicontinuous emulsion polymerization protocol. Solid state time-domain 1H-NMR and 13C magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR analysis suggest strong phase separation. Line width of 13C resonances in cross polarization and single pulse experiment MAS-NMR spectra indicates that the peculiar mobility of each phase is preserved at the nanoscale. Atomic force spectroscopy (AFM) shows the permanence of spherical shape in absence of solvent (i.e., subsequent to strong capillary and surface forces) up to moderate external load, as well as the possibility of plastically deforming the polystyrene shell and ultimately triggering the nanoparticle flow at higher force loads. The breakdown characteristic of the nanoparticle shows for the first time baroplastic behavior on a single particle with precise biphasic core@shell morphology.

Bonetti, S., Farina, M., Mauri, M., Koynov, K., Butt, H., Kappl, M., et al. (2016). Core@shell Poly(n-butylacrylate)@polystyrene Nanoparticles: Baroplastic Force-Responsiveness in Presence of Strong Phase Separation. MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, 37(7), 584-589 [10.1002/marc.201500625].

Core@shell Poly(n-butylacrylate)@polystyrene Nanoparticles: Baroplastic Force-Responsiveness in Presence of Strong Phase Separation

BONETTI, SIMONE
Primo
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FARINA, MATTEO
Secondo
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MAURI, MICHELE;SIMONUTTI, ROBERTO
2016

Abstract

Poly(n-butylacrylate)@polystyrene nanoparticles behaving as a capsule-based sealing nanoadditive are synthesized through an optimized semicontinuous emulsion polymerization protocol. Solid state time-domain 1H-NMR and 13C magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR analysis suggest strong phase separation. Line width of 13C resonances in cross polarization and single pulse experiment MAS-NMR spectra indicates that the peculiar mobility of each phase is preserved at the nanoscale. Atomic force spectroscopy (AFM) shows the permanence of spherical shape in absence of solvent (i.e., subsequent to strong capillary and surface forces) up to moderate external load, as well as the possibility of plastically deforming the polystyrene shell and ultimately triggering the nanoparticle flow at higher force loads. The breakdown characteristic of the nanoparticle shows for the first time baroplastic behavior on a single particle with precise biphasic core@shell morphology.
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atomic force microscopy; baroplasticity; nanoparticles; NMR; sealing agents;
atomic force microscopy; baroplasticity; nanoparticles; NMR; sealing agents; Polymers and Plastics; Organic Chemistry; Materials Chemistry2506 Metals and Alloys
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Bonetti, S., Farina, M., Mauri, M., Koynov, K., Butt, H., Kappl, M., et al. (2016). Core@shell Poly(n-butylacrylate)@polystyrene Nanoparticles: Baroplastic Force-Responsiveness in Presence of Strong Phase Separation. MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, 37(7), 584-589 [10.1002/marc.201500625].
Bonetti, S; Farina, M; Mauri, M; Koynov, K; Butt, H; Kappl, M; Simonutti, R
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