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A Versatile “Click” Chemistry Precursor of Functional Polystyrene Nanoparticles

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  • Lorea Oria,

    1. Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU), 48940 Lejona (Spain)
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  • Roberto Aguado,

    1. Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU), 48940 Lejona (Spain)
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  • José A. Pomposo,

    Corresponding author
    1. Donostia International Physics Center, Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 4, 20018 San Sebastián (Spain)
    • Donostia International Physics Center, Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 4, 20018 San Sebastián (Spain).
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  • Juan Colmenero

    1. Donostia International Physics Center, Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 4, 20018 San Sebastián (Spain) Centro de Física de Materiales (CSIC, UPV/EHU)—Materials, Physics Center, Apartado 1072, 20080 San Sebastián (Spain) Departamento de Física de Materiales, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU), Apartado 1072, 20080 San Sebastián (Spain)
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Abstract

The synthesis of a versatile “click” chemistry precursor of functional polystyrene nanoparticles is reported. The resulting nanoparticles thereof offer inherent characteristics of ultrasmall polymeric nanoparticles (size ≈4 nm) plus interesting functionalization possibilities, opening the door to new hybrid, soft nano-objects, bridging the gap between synthetic and natural polymers.

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