Ultrasonic synthesis of polymer nanoparticles

Boon Mian Teo

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Recent advances in nanomaterial synthesis have led to the search and development of new synthetic methods. The use of high-intensity ultrasound in chemistry offers a versatile and simple means of polymeric nanostructure synthesis. The chemical effects of ultrasound that are relevant to material synthesis arise from a phenomenon known as acoustic cavitation (the formation, growth, and violent collapse of bubbles under the influence of a sound field) which can create extreme conditions inside the collapsing bubbles, and this serves as the origin of sonochemistry. Herein, the fundamental concepts involving ultrasound, sonochemistry, and emulsion polymerization will be provided. In particular, special emphasis on sonochemical production of polymer nanocomposites and (bio)polymer microspheres and the biorelated applications of these microspheres will be given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Ultrasonics and Sonochemistry
EditorsMuthupandian Ashokkumar, Francesca Cavalieri, Farid Chemat, Kenji Okitsu, Anandan Sambandam, Kyuichi Yasui, Bogdan Zisu
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9789812872784
ISBN (Print)9789812872777
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEncyclopedia of Color Science and Technology


  • Emulsion polymerization
  • Janus particles
  • Microbubbles
  • Nanocomposites
  • Polymer nanoparticles

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