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ABSTRACT: Hybrid nanobeads containing either a manganese-oxo or manganese-iron-oxo cluster have been prepared via the miniemulsion polymerization technique. Two new ligand substituted oxo clusters, Mn(12)O(12)(VBA)(16)(H(2)O)(4) and Mn(8)Fe(4)O(12)(VBA)(16)(H(2)O)(4) (where VBA = 4-vinylbenzoate), have been prepared and characterized. Polymerization of the functionalized metal-oxo clusters with styrene under miniemulsion conditions produced monodispersed polymer nanoparticles as small as ~60 nm in diameter. The metal-oxo polymer nanobeads were fully characterized in terms of synthetic parameters, composition, structure, and magnetic properties.
Langmuir 08/2011; 27(20):12575-84. · 4.19 Impact Factor