Effects of Zinc Oxide on Polyacrylic Acid: A Core-Shell Nanoparticles

  1. Dharm Pal Singh 1,
  2. Hari Madhav 2
  3. Gautam Jaiswar 3

Department of Chemistry, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra - 282002, India.

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Associate Editor: T. Kaur
Science and Engineering Applications 2016, 1, 36–39. doi:10.26705/SAEA.2016.1.16.36-39
Received 12 Sep 2016, Accepted 10 Oct 2016, Published 10 Oct 2016


Polymeric core-shell nanocomposites, which are hybrid of polymer and modified inorganic clay with organic surfactants, are extremely attractive in both science and industries. The Acrylic acid coated ZnO particles were successfully synthesized by a two-step chemical method, which were prepared by the polymerization of ZnO nanoparticles and followed by coating of acrylic acid nanolayer. The synthesized Zinc Oxide/Polyacrylic acid (ZnO/PAA) core-shell nanoparticles, consist of zinc oxide as the core and polyacrylic acid as the shell. The SEM study reveals that the ZnO/PAA nanoparticles with average diameters of ~40 nm. The UV-Visible spectroscopy indicates that the core-shell ZnO/PAA nanoparticles reduces the absorbance and act as a good photoabsorber.

Keywords: Acrylic Acid; Core-shell Nanoparticles; SEM-EDX; ZnO

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