Emulsion and miniemulsion techniques in preparation of polymer nanoparticles with versatile characteristics.

Affiliation

Polymer Science Department, Iran Polymer & Petrochemical Institute, P.O. Box: 14965/115, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

In recent years, polymer nanoparticles (PNPs) have found their ways into numerous applications extending from electronics to photonics, conducting materials to sensors and medicine to biotechnology. Physical properties and surface morphology of PNPs are the most important parameters that significantly affect on their exploitations and can be controlled through the synthesis process. Emulsion and miniemulsion techniques are among the most efficient and wide-spread methods for preparation of PNPs. The objective of this review is to present and highlight the recent developments in the advanced PNPs with specific properties that are produced through emulsion and miniemulsion processes.

Keywords

Applications,Emulsion,Miniemulsion,Morphology,Polymer nanoparticles,