Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 295, Issue 5, pp 939–944 | Cite as

Macroporous microspheres and microspheroidal particles from polyhydromethylsiloxane

  • P. Pospiech
  • J. Chojnowski
  • U. Mizerska
  • W. Fortuniak
  • S. Slomkowski
  • J. Stolarski
Short Communication
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Abstract

Polysiloxane macroporous microspheres and macroporous spheroidal particles were generated from a linear siloxane polymer using a simple emulsion procedure. Osmotic pressure produced by nano-dispersed ionic salt solution in polysiloxane droplets formed in aqueous emulsion is proposed as a mechanism of macropore formation. The competition between cross-linking of the polymer and osmotic swelling of the microspheres governs the shape and porosity of the particles which were characterized by SEM, 29Si MAS NMR, mercury intrusion porosimetry, and X-ray computed tomography.

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Keywords

Macroporous microspheres Polysiloxane microspheres Spheroidal particles Polyhydromethylsiloxane Macroporous particles 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Pospiech
    • 1
  • J. Chojnowski
    • 1
  • U. Mizerska
    • 1
  • W. Fortuniak
    • 1
  • S. Slomkowski
    • 1
  • J. Stolarski
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies of the Polish Academy of SciencesLodzPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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