Polystyrene-encapsulated diarylethene nanocrystals by soap-free emulsion polymerization

Norio Tagawa, Akito Masuhara, Tsunenobu Onodera, Hitoshi Kasai, Hidetoshi Oikawa

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We have encapsulated diarylethene (DAE) nanocrystals by polystyrene (PS) using soap-free emulsion polymerization. The resulting PS-encapsulated DAE nanocrystals had spherical shape and monodispersed size, and these nanocrystals clearly exhibited photochromism. In addition, PS-encapsulated DAE nanocrystals showed size-dependence of absorption peak positions, although DAE nanocrystals were encapsulated by PS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7892-7894
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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