Preparation and characterization of magnetic amphiphilic polymer microspheres

Xiao Bin Ding, Wei Li, Zhao Hui Zheng, Wen Chuan Zhang, Jing Gen Deng, Yu Xing Peng, Albert S C Chan, Pei Li

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)


Magnetic amphiphilic polymer microspheres were prepared by copolymerization of styrene with poly(ethylene oxide) macromonomer (MPEO) in the presence of Fe3O4 magnetic fluid in ethanol/water medium. Magnetic microsphere size, size distribution, and surface morphology were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The structure of copolymer was determined by infrared spectroscopy. With increasing MPEO used in the polymerization, the resulting microsphere size decreased. Magnetic amphiphilic polymer microspheres containing 0.02-0.2 mmol/g hydroxyl groups could be prepared by using different MPEO concentration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1847-1851
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


Dive into the research topics of 'Preparation and characterization of magnetic amphiphilic polymer microspheres'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this