Title

Controllable formation of ionic liquid micro- and nanoparticles via a melt-emulsion-quench approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2008

Abstract

We present a facile, scalable, and general method for the size-variable generation of monodispersed, near-spherical solid-state (frozen) ionic liquid nanoparticles based on a novel melt-emulsion-quench approach. Simple manipulation of the internal templating droplets within oil-in-water (o/w) microemulsions also permits the formation of well-defined microspheres. This simple and rapid preparation, requiring neither specialized equipment nor harsh conditions, suggests a wealth of potential for these designer nanomaterials within the biomedical, materials, and analytical communities. © 2008 American Chemical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Nano Letters

First Page

897

Last Page

901

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