Hollamby, M, Eastoe, J, Mutch, KJ, Rogers, S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4920-5408 and Heenan, RK (2010) Fluorinated microemulsions as reaction media for fluorous nanoparticles. Soft Matter, 6 (5). 971 -976.

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Abstract

New fluorinated microemulsions (F-MEs) formulated from partially fluorinated solvent–co-solvent mixtures and fluorinated anionic AOT-analogue surfactants are reported. These F-MEs permit incorporation of water into fluorinated solvents, up to a volume fraction ϕwater ≈ 0.13. Interestingly, phase behavior and structures, determined by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), parallel many other classical AOT-type microemulsions, both in normal hydrocarbon and in supercritical-CO2 (scCO2) solvents. Using these new F-MEs as reaction media, F-capped silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) have been synthesized, representing the first reported preparation of F-NPs in fluorous phase microemulsions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 15:01
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 11:43
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/95

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