Synthesis of Fluorescent PMMA-Based Nanoparticles (pages 771–778)
Marco Dossi, Raffaele Ferrari, Luca Dragoni, Carlotta Martignoni, Paolo Gaetani, Maurizio D'Incalci, Massimo Morbidelli and Davide Moscatelli
Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201200122
The synthesis of PMMA-based nanoparticles is developed via emulsion free radical polymerization to obtain NPs with narrow polydispersity index and controllable average size from 20 to 150 nm to cover different types of applications. In addition a fluorescent dye (Rhodamine B) is irreversibly bonded to the NPs as to function as reliable indicator of the presence of the NPs.