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Development of Environmentally Responsive Multifunctional Microgel Particles: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications


Abstract Environmentally responsive microgels have drawn significant attention due to their intrinsic ability to change volume in response to various external stimuli such as pH, temperature, osmotic pressure, or electric and magnetic fields. The extent of particle swelling is controlled by the nature of the polymer-solvent interaction. This thesis focuses on design and synthesis of environmentally responsive microgels and their composites, and encompasses methods of utilizing microgel systems in applications as vehicles for the adsorption, retention, and targeted delivery of chemical species. Furthermore, self-assembled microgel particles at ionic liquid (IL)-water interfaces demonstrate responsive colloidal lattice morphology. The thesis first rep... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Chen, Haobo (Author) / Dai, Lenore L (Advisor) / Dai, Lenore L (Committee member) / Chen, Kangping (Committee member) / Forzani, Erica (Committee member) / Lind, Mary Laura (Committee member) / Mu, Bin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering / Nanotechnology / Adsorption and Release / Environmentally Responsive / Microgel / Particle Assembly / Responsive Colloidal Lattices
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 159 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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