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Incorporation of negatively charged iron oxide nanoparticles in the shell of anionic surfactant-stabilized microbubbles: The effect of NaCl concentration
- Kovalenko, Artem, Jouhannaud, Julien, Polavarapu, Prasad, Krafft, Marie Pierre, Waton, Gilles, Pourroy, Geneviève
- Journal of colloid and interface science 2016 v.472 pp. 180-186
- ceramics, microbubbles, microparticles, nanoparticles, pH, phosphates, sodium chloride, surfactants
- We report on the key effect of NaCl for the stabilization of nanoparticle-decorated microbubbles coated by an anionic perfluoroalkylated phosphate C10F21(CH2)2OP(O)(OH)2 surfactant and negatively charged iron oxide nanoparticles. We show that hollow microspheres with shells of 100–200nm in thickness can be stabilized even at high pH when a strong ionic force is required to screen the negative charges. Due to the more drastic conditions required to stabilize the hollow microspheres, they appear to be stable enough to be deposited on a surface and dried. That can be a simple way to fabricate porous ceramics.