Miniemulsion synthesis of metal-oxo cluster containing copolymer nanobeads

Michele H. Pablico, Julie E. Mertzman, Emily A. Japp, William L. Boncher, Maki Nishida, Edward Van Keuren, Samuel E. Lofland, Norman Dollahon, Judith F. Rubinson, K. Travis Holman, Sarah L. Stoll

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Hybrid nanobeads containing either a manganese-oxo or manganese-iron-oxo cluster have been prepared via the miniemulsion polymerization technique. Two new ligand substituted oxo clusters, Mn 12O 12(VBA) 16(H 2O) 4 and Mn 8Fe 4O 12(VBA) 16(H 2O) 4 (where VBA = 4-vinylbenzoate), have been prepared and characterized. Polymerization of the functionalized metal-oxo clusters with styrene under miniemulsion conditions produced monodispersed polymer nanoparticles as small as ∼60 nm in diameter. The metal-oxo polymer nanobeads were fully characterized in terms of synthetic parameters, composition, structure, and magnetic properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12575-12584
Number of pages10
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 18 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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