A Versatile Approach for the Preparation of Thermosensitive PNIPAM Core–Shell Microgels with Nanoparticle Cores
M. Karg, I. Pastoriza-Santos, L. M. Liz-Marzán, T. Hellweg:
ChemPhysChem, 7, 11, 2298-2301 (2006)
Smart materials: Preparation of PNIPAM core-shell microgels, with a single metal or silica nanoparticle in the core and low polydispersity, are achieved (see picture; cores are silica particles). A versatile method is used, which could be applied to other types of nanoparticles.