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Recent Patents on Nanotechnology
ISSN (Print): 1872-2105
ISSN (Online): 2212-4020
VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/1872210507999131128103202









Redispersity/Solubility of Nanopowder in Solvents

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Author(s): Yunan Zhao, Minmin Wang, Yan Liu and Hongtao Cui
Pages 18-30 (13)
Abstract:
Because of the high surface energy, nanoparticles show strong tendency to agglomeration or aggregation during preparations and applications, which thus greatly deteriorate their performance. Investigations have proven that redispersible nanoparticles can exhibit enhanced performances or be used in new technical applications as compared with the non-redispersible nanoparticles. The redispersity or solubility of particles is defined as their ability for re-forming colloidlike suspension after they are redispersed in solvent. The redispersity/solubility of particles can be obtained by establishing compatibility between particles and solvent through various techniques. In this review, we will give summary descriptions about related methods and their mechanism for the fabrication of redispersible or soluble particles. Also, outlook for the development and applications in this area will be given.
Keywords:
Nanoparticles, redispersity, solubility, surface modification.
Affiliation:
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yantai University, 264005 Yantai, China