A Facile Method for the Preparation of Poly(4-vinylpyridine) Nanoparticles and their Characterization


Sahiner N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.33, no.1, pp.23-31, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-31

Abstract

Submicron size particles were synthesized from 4-vinylpyridine (4-VP) using an oil-in-water emulsion system. Divinyl benzene (DVB) and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) were utilized as crosslinkers for the synthesis of p(4-VP) hydrogel nanoparticles in sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) surfactant systems. Characterization of the particles was made by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) methods. To render a positive charge, p(4-VP) particles were reacted with 1-bromo butane (1-BB).