Wang Z1, Mahoney C1, Yan J1, Lu Z1, Ferebee R1, Luo D1, Bockstaller MR1, Matyjaszewski K1.
Langmuir. 2016 Dec 13;32(49):13207-13213. Epub 2016 Nov 30.Poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) (PSAN)-capped ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by a "ligand exchange" method. First, octylamine (OA)-capped ZnO NPs were prepared by reaction of OA and zinc 2-ethylhexanoate (Zn(EH)2). Then PSAN polymer ligands were synthesized by activators regenerated by electron transfer (ARGET) atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and were efficiently exchanged with OA ligands on the ZnO particle surface benefiting from the relatively low boiling point of OA (175 °C). Read More