Synthesis of uniform, fluorescent poly(glycidyl methacrylate) based particles and their characterization by confocal laser scanning microscopy

Elmas B., Tuncel M., Yalcin G., Senel S., Tuncel A.

COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS, vol.269, pp.125-134, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Uniform poly(glycidyl methacrylate) (poly(GMA)) particles with different size and surface properties were obtained by dispersion polymerization formulations including different initiator and stabilizer types. The particle size was correlated with the half-life of the initiator. The use of poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) as a novel steric stabilizer in the dispersion polymerization of GMA resulted in the synthesis of smaller particles with higher surface charge density with respect to those in the literature. As a new initiator-stabilizer system for GMA, 4,4'-azobis(4-cyanovaleric acid)-poly(acrylic acid) provided the synthesis of bifunctional uniform latex particles carrying epoxide and carboxyl groups.