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Reports from Y. Wu et al Highlight Recent Findings in Nanoparticles

July 15, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A new study on Nanoparticles is now available. According to news originating from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In this study, we have successfully synthesized silica/poly(methyl methacrylate-butyl acrylate) (SiO2/P(MMA-BA)) core-shell nanocomposite colloids via in situ emulsion copolymerization using cationic 2,2'-azobis(2-amidinopropane)dihydrochloride (AIBA) as the initiator and the 3-Glycidoxypropyl-trimethoxysilane (GPTMS)-modified SiO2 nanoparticles as the seeds."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "The SiO2 nanoparticles embedded can reach as high as 60 wt%."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The nanocomposite film presents almost the same high transparency as the pure polymer film (>90% transmittance in visible range), and displays significantly improved mechanical and UV weathering resistant properties over its pure polymer film."

For more information on this research see: Synthesis and film performances of SiO2/P(MMA-BA) core-shell structural latex. Progress in Organic Coatings, 2014;77(6):1015-1022. Progress in Organic Coatings can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier -; Progress in Organic Coatings -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Y. Wu, Eternal Chem Co Ltd, Synthet Resin Div, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include D. Hu, Y.H. Su, Y.L. Hsiao, B. You and L.M. Wu (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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