Multifunctional nanoparticles/silica microsphere assemblies using polyglycidyl methacrylate shells as supports.

A general method to prepare functional (or multifunctional) nanoparticles/silica microsphere assemblies is reported in this article. A thin shell of polyglycidyl methacrylate is grafted on the surface of silica through surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization technique. And then, various types of nanoparticles, including water-soluble CdTe… CONTINUE READING