Thermosensitive ZrP-PNIPAM Pickering Emulsifier and the Controlled-Release Behavior Academic Article uri icon


  • Asymmetric Janus and Gemini ZrP-PNIPAM monolayer nanoplates were obtained by exfoliation of two-dimensional layered ZrP disks whose surface was covalently modified with thermosensitive polymer PNIPAM. The nanoplates largely reduced interfacial tension (IFT) of the oil/water interface so that they were able to produce stable oil/water emulsions, and the PNIPAM grafting either on the surface or the edge endowed the nanoplates rapid temperature responsivity. The ZrP-PNIPAM nanoplates proved to be thermosensitive Pickering emulsifiers for controlled-release applications.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, X., Zeng, M., Yu, Y., Wang, H., Mannan, M. S., & Cheng, Z.

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Xuezhen||Zeng, Minxiang||Yu, Yi-Hsien||Wang, Huiliang||Mannan, M Sam||Cheng, Zhengdong

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM