The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, "The size of the PIL nanoparticles can be readily tuned from 25 to 120 nm by polymerization at different monomer concentrations. PNIPAM brushes are successfully grafted from the surface of the poly(ionic liquid) nanoparticles via ATRP. The stimuli-responsive behavior of the poly(ionic liquid) nanoparticles grafted with PNIPAM brushes (NP-g-PNIPAM) in aqueous phase is studied in detail. Enhanced colloidal stability of the NP-g-PNIPAM brush particles at high ionic strength compared to pure PIL nanoparticles at room temperature is achieved."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Above the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) of PNIPAM, the brush particles remain stable, but a decrease in hydrodynamic radius due to the collapse of the PNIPAM brush onto the PIL nanoparticle surface is observed."
For more information on this research see: Double-stimuli-responsive spherical polymer brushes with a poly(ionic liquid) core and a thermoresponsive shell.
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