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Core-double shell hybrid nanocomposites as multi-functional advanced materials.

Khobragade, Prashant S.; Hansora, Dharmesh P.; Naik, Jitendra B.; Njuguna, James; Mishra, Satyendra


Prashant S. Khobragade

Dharmesh P. Hansora

Jitendra B. Naik

Satyendra Mishra


In this research work, we report circular type silane-modified CaCO3 (as core) nanoparticles (NP) encapsulated with polystyrene (PS) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) (as double shell layers). These core-double shell [CaCO3-PS/PMMA] hybrid nanostructures were prepared by a stepwise micro-emulsion polymerization and characterized by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy, elemental mapping, differential scanning calorimetry and thermo gravimetric analysis. These core-double shell hybrid nanostructured composites had perfect nanoscale shape with narrow size distribution (average size 120 nm), smooth surface and non-agglomerated structures. These observations reflected the strong interfacial interaction between silanated CaCO3-NPs and polymer NPs, which imply the successful grafting of polymer chains onto the surface of silane-modified CaCO3-NPs.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 30, 2017
Journal Polymer bulletin
Print ISSN 0170-0839
Electronic ISSN 1436-2449
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 74
Issue 11
Pages 4681-4700
Institution Citation KHOBRAGADE, P.S., HANSORA, D.P., NAIK, J.B., NJUGUNA, J. and MISHRA, S. 2017. Core-double shell hybrid nanocomposites as multi-functional advanced materials. Polymer bulletin [online], 74(11), pages 4681-4700. Available from:
Keywords Coredouble shell nanostructures; Hybrids; Multifunctional properties; Characterisation


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