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

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


Prashant S. Khobragade

D.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.


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:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 14, 2017
Online Publication Date Mar 20, 2017
Publication Date Nov 30, 2017
Deposit Date May 18, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 21, 2018
Journal Polymer bulletin
Print ISSN 0170-0839
Electronic ISSN 1436-2449
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 74
Issue 11
Pages 4681-4700
Keywords Coredouble shell nanostructures; Hybrids; Multifunctional properties; Characterisation
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