Polythioether Particles Armored with Modifiable Graphene Oxide Nanosheets. Academic Article uri icon


  • Facile and scalable fabrication methods are attractive to prepare materials for diverse applications. Herein, a method is presented to prepare cross-linked polymeric nanoparticles with graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets covalently attached to the surface. Alkene-modified GO serves as a surfactant in a miniemulsion polymerization, and the alkene functionalities of GO exposed to the oil-phase are incorporated into the polymer particle through thiol-ene reactions, leaving the unreacted alkene functional groups of the other face of GO available for further functionalization. The surface of GO-armored polymer particles is then modified with a small molecule fluorophore or carboxylic acid functional groups that bind to Fe2 O3 and TiO2 nanoparticles. This methodology provides a facile route to preparing complex hybrid composite materials.

published proceedings

  • Macromol Rapid Commun

author list (cited authors)

  • Rodier, B. J., Mosher, E. P., Burton, S. T., Matthews, R., & Pentzer, E.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Rodier, Bradley J||Mosher, Eric P||Burton, Spencer T||Matthews, Rachael||Pentzer, Emily

publication date

  • June 2016