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Lecture Stefan A.F. Bon


18 January 2007 FWN-Building 5118.-157, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker:Dr. Stefan A.F. Bon
Affiliation:Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Title:Supracolloidal structures through liquid-liquid interface driven assembly and polymerization
Date:Thu Jan 18, 2007
Location:FWN-Building 5118.-157
Host:A.J. Schouten
Telephone:+31 50 363 4513


We synthesize a variety of polymeric molecules and particles and investigate their use as building blocks for the design of more complex colloidal structures. This talk will briefly touch on various approaches to make polymer capsules which can contain drugs or beneficial agents. In detail we will address the formation of supracolloidal structures through liquid-liquid interface driven assembly of particles. We report the preparation of submicron clay armored latex particles made via a Pickering stabilized miniemulsion polymerization and the preparation of raspberry core-shell microspheres. We will show that assembly and scaffolding of these structures can lead to open and closed cell porous materials. Finally we will highlight some future directions with preliminary results in non-spherical emulsion droplets, and sugar responsive colloids.
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