Stepwise controlled immobilization of colloidal crystals formed by polymer-grafted silica particles.

@article{Yoshinaga2005StepwiseCI,
  title={Stepwise controlled immobilization of colloidal crystals formed by polymer-grafted silica particles.},
  author={Kohji Yoshinaga and Kumiko Fujiwara and Emiko Mouri and Masahiko Ishii and Hiroshi Nakamura},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={
          4471-7
        }
}
Colloidal crystals formed by polymer-grafted silica particles were immobilized by a stepwise procedure consisting of gelation by radical copolymerization followed by solidification by ring-opening radical polymerization. In the first step, the poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)-grafted silica colloidal crystal suspension was incorporated into the gel without altering the crystal structure by copolymerization of cross-linker, 1,2-dimethylacryloyloxyethane (DME) and methyl methacrylate (MMA). In… CONTINUE READING