Title

Hollow Colloidal Particles Obtained By Nano-Extrusion In the Presence of Phospholipids

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-10-2005

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

Using nano- and microsize extrusion, a simple synthetic procedure of preparing hollow monodispersed colloidal particles dispersed in an aqueous phase was developed. Hydrophobic styrene monomer containing 2-hydroxy-2-methyl propiophenone photoinitiator was forced into desired diameter membrane channels and stabilized by the hydrophobic regions of a liposome obtained from 1,2-dilauroyl-phosphocholine phospholipid in an aqueous phase. Such moieties exposed to 254-nm UV radiation polymerize monomers in the hydrophobic zone of the liposome, thus resulting in reinforced hollow vesicles. The size of such particles is controlled by the size of the membrane channels in the extruder and may vary from a few nanometers to micrometers, thus allowing the synthesis of monodisperse hollow colloidal spheres.

Publication Title

Langmuir

Volume

21

Issue

10

First Page

4266

Last Page

4267