Adsorption and release of active species into and from multifunctional ionic microgel particles

Haobo Chen, Lenore Dai

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We synthesize monodisperse ionic microgel particles which undergo a large change in volume in response to environmental stimuli such as pH and temperature. In addition, the study elucidates the effective uptake and release of rheology modifiers from these microgel particles to alter the bulk viscosity of a surrounding fluid. Moreover, we found that the prepared ionic microgel particles can demonstrate abilities to adsorb and repel iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe3O4-NPs) upon pH variation. The extent of the loading of Fe3O4-NPs within the colloidal particles and morphology can be manipulated by tunable interactions between the Fe3O 4-NPs and ionic microgel particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11227-11235
Number of pages9
Issue number36
StatePublished - Sep 10 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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