In this CrystEngComm Hot article, Minori Taguchi and colleagues make CeO2 nanoparticles with hydrophilic polymers attached to the surface. Hybrid nanoparticles like these are especially useful as they allow the physical properties of the metal oxide to be combined with the desirable tunablity of the organic molecules.
Ceria nanoparticles are used in many applications from three-way catalysts to oxygen ion conductors, and also in cosmetics, for their UV shielding.
Read the full article to see how these researchers used an efficient supercritical hydrothermal method to make these interesting particles…
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Supercritical hydrothermal synthesis of hydrophilic polymer-modified water-dispersible CeO2 nanoparticles
Minori Taguchi, Seiichi Takami, Tadafumi Adschiri, Takayuki Nakane, Koichi Sato and Takashi Naka
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00467G, Paper