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Preparation and Characterization of Acrylated-SiO2@TiO2 Hollow Hybrid Nanospheres

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Novel inorganic–organic hybrid hollow nanospheres, acrylated SiO2 and SiO2@TiO2, were synthesized via a sol–gel polymerization, using crown-appended sugar gelator 1 as an organic template for the unique nanospherical structures in demand for a fast expanding area in nanomaterial research. In this work, hollow SiO2 nanospheres were obtained by a simple sol–gel method followed by calcination and rather rough TiO2 nanolayers were coated onto the highly dispersed surface of SiO2 nanospheres and further copolymerization of MPA on the surface of SiO2 and SiO2@TiO2 nanosphseres was successfully conducted. The morphological properties of those hollow nanospheres were characterized by TEM, SEM and powder-XRD. Furthermore, the physical and chemical properties of the synthesized nanocomposites were characterized by the analysis of EDX, FT-IR, TGA and ESCA.

Keywords: HYBRID ORGANIC-INORGANIC NANOCOMPOSITES; METHOXYSILYL PROPYL ACRYLATED-SIO2@TIO2 NANOCOMPOSITE HYBRIDS; SIO2 CORE/TIO2 SHELL (SIO2@TIO2) NANOSPHERES; SOL-GEL PROCESSES

Document Type: Short Communication

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.3605

Publication date: April 1, 2011

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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