Fabrication of UV-blocking nanohybrid coating via miniemulsion polymerization

Haifeng F. Lu, Bin Fei, John Haozhong Xin, Ronghua Wang, Li Li

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A novel convenient approach to fabricate ZnO@polystyrene nanohybrid coating on cotton fabrics is reported. The as-prepared core-shell nanohybrid coating was characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), and UV-blocking. The cotton fabrics treated in this study provided ultrahigh UV protection and superior wash fastness. Therefore, this new nanohybrid material and its synthesis method are highly potential to various functional treatments of flexible surfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006


  • In situ polymerization
  • Miniemulsion
  • Nanohybrid coating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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