The role of surfactant and costabilizer in controlling size of manocapsules containing TEGDMA in miniemulsion

Jinxin Guo, Qiuhua Pan, Cui Huang, Yanbing Zhao, Xiaobai Ovyang, Yonghong Huo, Sansan Duan

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Nanocapsules with triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) as core material and polyurethane as wall material used for self-healing bonding resin were prepared by interfacial polycondensation in miniemulsion. The influence of surfactant and costabilizer concentration on nanocapsules size and stability of nanocapsules was investigated. The size and its polydispersity of the nanocapsules were measured by light-scattering particle size analyzer. When the concentration of SDS were increased from 2.5wt% to 10wt%, the size decreases from 340.5 nm to 258.3 nm, PDI decreased from 0.210 to 0.111. As the concentration of HD increased, the size and PDI were both decreased, When reaching 10wt%,the size was 258.0 nm, PDI was 0.130. SDS and HD play important effect in synthesis of Nanocapsules containing TEGDMA.By changing the surfactant and costabilizer concentration it was possible to synthesize a wide variety of nanocapsules sizes. The performance and technical parameters of nanocapsules had been researched preliminarily, which built the solid foundation for the application to the self-repairing bonding resin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1004-1006
Number of pages3
JournalJournal Wuhan University of Technology, Materials Science Edition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Interfacial polycondensation
  • Miniemulsion
  • Nanocapsules
  • Triethylene glycol dimethacrylate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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