The Synthesis and Modification of Nanosized Clickable Latex Particles

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/293324
Title:
The Synthesis and Modification of Nanosized Clickable Latex Particles
Authors:
Almahdali, Sarah
Abstract:
This research aims to add to the current knowledge available for miniemulsion polymerization reactions and to use this knowledge to synthesize multifunctional nanosized latex particles that have the potential to be used in catalysis. The physical properties of the latex can be adjusted to suit various environments due to the multiple functional groups present. For this research, styrene, pentafluorostyrene, azidomethyl styrene, pentafluorostyrene with azidomethyl styrene and pentafluorostyrene with styrene latexes were produced, and analyzed by dynamic light scattering. The latexes were synthesized using a miniemulsion polymerization technique found through this research. Potassium oleate and potassium 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4-nonafluorobutane-1-sulfonate were used as surfactants during the miniemulsion polymerization reaction to synthesize pentafluorostyrene with azidomethyl styrene latex. Transmission electron microscopy data and dynamic light scattering data have been collected to analyze the structure of this latex, and it has been synthesized using a number of conditions, differing in reaction time, surfactant amount and sonication methods. We have also improved the solubility of the latex through a copper(I) catalyzed 1,3-dipolar azide-alkyne reaction, by clicking (polyethylene glycol)5000 onto the azide functional groups.
Advisors:
Rodionov, Valentin
Committee Member:
Hadjichristidis, Nikolaos ( 0000-0003-1442-1714 ) ; Takanabe, Kazuhiro ( 0000-0001-5374-9451 )
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Program:
Chemical Sciences
Issue Date:
May-2013
Type:
Thesis
Appears in Collections:
Theses; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorRodionov, Valentinen
dc.contributor.authorAlmahdali, Sarahen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-03T18:23:20Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-03T18:23:20Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/293324en
dc.description.abstractThis research aims to add to the current knowledge available for miniemulsion polymerization reactions and to use this knowledge to synthesize multifunctional nanosized latex particles that have the potential to be used in catalysis. The physical properties of the latex can be adjusted to suit various environments due to the multiple functional groups present. For this research, styrene, pentafluorostyrene, azidomethyl styrene, pentafluorostyrene with azidomethyl styrene and pentafluorostyrene with styrene latexes were produced, and analyzed by dynamic light scattering. The latexes were synthesized using a miniemulsion polymerization technique found through this research. Potassium oleate and potassium 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4-nonafluorobutane-1-sulfonate were used as surfactants during the miniemulsion polymerization reaction to synthesize pentafluorostyrene with azidomethyl styrene latex. Transmission electron microscopy data and dynamic light scattering data have been collected to analyze the structure of this latex, and it has been synthesized using a number of conditions, differing in reaction time, surfactant amount and sonication methods. We have also improved the solubility of the latex through a copper(I) catalyzed 1,3-dipolar azide-alkyne reaction, by clicking (polyethylene glycol)5000 onto the azide functional groups.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMiniemulsion Polymerizationen
dc.subjectLatex Particlesen
dc.subjectClick Chemistryen
dc.subjectStyreneen
dc.subjectPentafluorostyreneen
dc.subjectAzidomethyl Styreneen
dc.titleThe Synthesis and Modification of Nanosized Clickable Latex Particlesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberHadjichristidis, Nikolaosen
dc.contributor.committeememberTakanabe, Kazuhiroen
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical Sciencesen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
dc.person.id118593en
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