Historical overview of (mini)emulsion polymerizations and preparation of hybrid latex particles

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In this introductory chapter, a brief overview of emulsion polymerization and miniemulsion polymerization principles is given in relation to preparation of hybrid latex particles. An account is presented of the early history of preparation of hybrid latex particles with an emphasis on the hybrid lattices containing organic and inorganic material phases. The two approaches for obtaining encapsulated inorganic particles are discussed: the chemical method in which polymerization takes place in the presence of inorganic particles, and the physical method whereby latex particles are deposited on the surface of inorganic particles by heterocoagulation. A new classification scheme for the preparation of hybrid latex particles and corresponding higher-order nanostructures is given in this paper. This classification is partially based on a discussion during the International Polymer Colloids Group meeting in Italy in 2009
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHybrid latex particles : preparation with (mini)emulsion polymerizaton
EditorsA.M. Herk, van, K. Landfester
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages282
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-16059-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAdvances in Polymer Science
ISSN (Print)0065-3195


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