Preparation of dually, pH- and thermo-responsive nanocapsules in inverse miniemulsion.

@article{Cao2012PreparationOD,
  title={Preparation of dually, pH- and thermo-responsive nanocapsules in inverse miniemulsion.},
  author={Zhihai Cao and Katharina Landfester and Ulrich Ziener},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={1163-8}
}
pH- and thermo-sensitive nanocapsules were successfully synthesized via inverse miniemulsion copolymerization of N-isopropyl acrylamide (NIPAM), N,N'-methylene bisacrylamide (MBA), and a functional monomer, 4-vinyl pyridine (4-VP). The size and size distribution of nanocapsules were measured by dynamic light scattering (DLS). The particle morphology was observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The final morphology of particles was strongly influenced by the hydrophobicity of… CONTINUE READING