Skip to main content

A green Pickering emulsion stabilized by cellulose nanocrystals via RAFT polymerization

Abstract

As environmental-friendly and renewable materials, cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs), has great potential for replacing the poisonous chemicals. Herein, we investigate a green Pickering emulsion stabilized of CNCs by using reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. The preparation of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) with controlled molecular weights and low M w/M n values were successfully synthesized by the Pickering emulsion. Moreover, the well-defined PMMA can be obtained in Pickering emulsion with “green” CNCs as a sole emulsifier and the used CNCs are easy to recycle and reuse.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6

References

Download references

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51573075, 21404052 and 21404051), the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (No. ZR2014BQ016), the Project of Shandong Province Higher Educational Science (No. J16LC20) and Technology Program and the Program for Scientific Research Innovation Team in Colleges and Universities of Shandong Province.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding authors

Correspondence to Hou Chen or Liangjiu Bai.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Liu, B., Yang, D., Man, H. et al. A green Pickering emulsion stabilized by cellulose nanocrystals via RAFT polymerization. Cellulose 25, 77–85 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-017-1559-4

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-017-1559-4

Keywords

  • Cellulose nanocrystals
  • RAFT-mediated Pickering emulsion
  • PMMA