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Metals particles-covered polystyrene nanospheres: facile synthesis of embedded nanocatalyst

Agam , Mohd. Arif and Wibawa, Pratama Jujur and Saim, Hashim and Nur, Hadi (2013) Metals particles-covered polystyrene nanospheres: facile synthesis of embedded nanocatalyst. In: Twenty First Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE-21) , 21-27 July 2013, ICCE-21 Tenerife, Spain.


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Metals particles-covered Polystyrene Nanospheres (M-CPSNs) could be prepared through simple chemistry reaction. Analyzing Cd metal particles-covered PSNs as a model for metals particles-covered Polystyrene Nanospheres with ATR-FTIR spectrometry and FESEM, it prove that metals can be attached to polystyrene polymer. In determining the wave number ranges of 1700-1600 cm-1 and 1500-1200 cm-1 , signficant different of ATR-FTIR spectra are generated between pristine PSNs and cadmium-covered PSNs. In addition, surface morphology of pristine PSNs thin film explored with FESEM revealed sharply different from that of cadmium-covered PSNs one. It indicated that PSNs particles surface have succesfully been fully covered by cadmium metals particles. Therefore it could be concluded that cadmium metals particles-covered PSNs thin film could be fabricated as a way to embedded metal to polymer which could be usefull in creating embeded nancatalysts and the model is ilustrated as the following Fig. 2.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Science and Mathematics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2013 00:03
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4122
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