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Novel One-Pot Synthesis of Magnetite Latex Nanoparticles by Ultrasound Irradiation

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posted on 03.03.2009, 00:00 by Boon M. Teo, Fei Chen, T. Alan Hatton, Franz Grieser, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
A simple and efficacious procedure for the synthesis of magnetite nanoparticles has been achieved via a sonochemical miniemulsion polymerization process. The sonochemically synthesized magnetite encapsulated polymer latex particles exhibit excellent colloidal stability and strong magnetic properties, and are of a size that makes them technologically relevant. This novel method may be readily extended to the preparation of multiple combinations of different polymers and encapsulated materials.