Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 290, Issue 3, pp 193–201 | Cite as

Polymer colloids and silver nanoparticles hybrid materials

  • Eugeniu Vasile
  • Edina Rusen
  • Alexandra Mocanu
  • Mariana Patrascu
  • Ioan Calinescu
Original Contribution

Abstract

The present study presents two different methods to obtain hybrid material formed by the poly [styrene (ST)–poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (PEGMA) 1100] and silver (Ag0). The aim has been to cover the polymeric particles with Ag0 shell. The first method consisted of mixing Ag0 nanoparticles dispersion with poly (ST-PEGMA 1100) dispersion, while in the second method, the Ag0 nanoparticles have been generated in situ. The hybrid materials have been characterized by MO, dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, X-ray energy dispersive spectrometry, and ultraviolet–visible spectrophotometry. The results confirm the obtaining of two types of morphologies. In the first case, the nanoparticles have been arranged in the interspatial zones of the polymer particles, while in the second method, the Ag0 nanoparticles have covered the polymer particles. Thus, the film obtained using the second method is more suitable for the practical application, as a separation membrane, using the antiseptic properties of Ag0.

Keywords

Photonic crystals Silver nanoparticles Core–shell TEM HRTEM 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors recognize financial support from the European Social Fund through POSDRU/89/1.5/S/54785 project “Postdoctoral Program for Advanced Research in the Field of Nanomaterials”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugeniu Vasile
    • 1
  • Edina Rusen
    • 2
  • Alexandra Mocanu
    • 2
  • Mariana Patrascu
    • 2
  • Ioan Calinescu
    • 2
  1. 1.METAV Research and DevelopmentBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Department of Polymer ScienceUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania

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