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dc.contributor.authorZhao, Zaiwang
dc.contributor.authorWang, Xiao
dc.contributor.authorJing, Xinxin
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Yujuan
dc.contributor.authorLan, Kun
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Wei
dc.contributor.authorDuan, Linlin
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Dingyi
dc.contributor.authorWang, Changyao
dc.contributor.authorPeng, Liang
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xingmiao
dc.contributor.authorAn, Zesheng
dc.contributor.authorLi, Wei
dc.contributor.authorNie, Zhihong
dc.contributor.authorFan, Chunhai
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Dongyuan
dc.description.abstractUltrafine nanoparticles with organic-inorganic hybridization have essential roles in myriad applications. Over the past three decades, although various efforts on the formation of organic or inorganic ultrasmall nanoparticles have been made, ultrafine organic-inorganic hybrid nanoparticles have scarcely been achieved. Herein, a family of ultrasmall hybrid nanoparticles with a monodisperse, uniform size is synthesized by a facile thermo-kinetics-mediated copolymer monomicelle approach. These thermo-kinetics-mediated monomicelles with amphiphilic ABC triblock copolymers are structurally robust due to their solidified polystyrene core, endowing them with ultrahigh thermodynamic stability, which is difficult to achieve using Pluronic surfactant-based micelles (e.g., F127). This great stability combined with a core-shell-corona structure makes the monodispersed monomicelles a robust template for the precise synthesis of ultrasmall hybrid nanoparticles with a highly uniform size. As a demonstration, the obtained micelles/SiO2 hybrid nanoparticles display ultrafine sizes, excellent uniformity, monodispersity, and tunable structural parameters (diameters: 24-47 nm and thin shell thickness: 2.0-4.0 nm). Notably, this approach is universal for creating a variety of multifunctional ultrasmall hybrid nanostructures, involving organic/organic micelle/polymers (polydopamine) nanoparticles, organic/inorganic micelle/metal oxides (ZnO, TiO2 , Fe2 O3 ), micelle/hydroxides (Co(OH)2 ), micelle/noble metals (Ag), and micelle/TiO2 /SiO2 hybrid composites. As a proof of concept, the ultrasmall micelle/SiO2 hybrid nanoparticles demonstrate superior toughness as biomimetic materials.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAdv Mater
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchChemical sciences
dc.subject.keywordsbiomimetic materials
dc.subject.keywordsorganic-inorganic hybrids
dc.subject.keywordssuperior toughness
dc.titleGeneral Synthesis of Ultrafine Monodispersed Hybrid Nanoparticles from Highly Stable Monomicelles
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationZhao, Z; Wang, X; Jing, X; Zhao, Y; Lan, K; Zhang, W; Duan, L; Guo, D; Wang, C; Peng, L; Zhang, X; An, Z; Li, W; Nie, Z; Fan, C; Zhao, D, General Synthesis of Ultrafine Monodispersed Hybrid Nanoparticles from Highly Stable Monomicelles., Adv Mater, 2021
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
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gro.griffith.authorZhao, Dongyuan

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