Appl. Sci. 2012, 2(2), 485-495; doi:10.3390/app2020485
Communication

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Coating onto Magnetic Nanoparticles Induced by Attractive Electrostatic Interaction

Received: 16 March 2012; in revised form: 7 May 2012 / Accepted: 21 May 2012 / Published: 29 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Magnetic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties and Applications)
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Abstract: In this article, we present an efficient synthesis pathway of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) coated magnetic nanoparticles from hydrophilic polyacrylate coated ferrofluids (NPPAA). A block copolymer based on polydimethylsiloxane is selected for its propensity to interact with the carboxylate functions on the NPPAA. The interaction is due to negative charges on NPPAA and positive ones on the amphiphilic copolymer. The synthesis is achieved by interfacial interaction, simplifying the purification of the PDMS-coated nanoparticles (NPPDMS) from subproducts such as ions and water. NPPDMS are well dispersed in hydrophobic solvents (toluene, diethyl ether) and can then be embedded into a curable PDMS polymer.
Keywords: magnetic nanoparticle; PDMS; amphiphilic copolymer; electrostatic complexation; polydimethylsiloxane composite; aminopropylsiloxane
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Sötebier, C.; Michel, A.; Fresnais, J. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Coating onto Magnetic Nanoparticles Induced by Attractive Electrostatic Interaction. Appl. Sci. 2012, 2, 485-495.

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Sötebier C, Michel A, Fresnais J. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Coating onto Magnetic Nanoparticles Induced by Attractive Electrostatic Interaction. Applied Sciences. 2012; 2(2):485-495.

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Sötebier, Carina; Michel, Aude; Fresnais, Jérôme. 2012. "Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Coating onto Magnetic Nanoparticles Induced by Attractive Electrostatic Interaction." Appl. Sci. 2, no. 2: 485-495.

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