Highly dispersible polymer-coated silver Nanoparticles

Aleksey N. Vasiliev, Eric A. Gulliver, Johannes G. Khinast, Richard E. Riman

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Highly dispersible silver nano-material was obtained by surface functionalization of silver nanoparticles with polylactic acid. The thiolation method was used for attaching carboxyl groups to the silver surface by treatment with 3-mercaptopropionic acid. The carboxyl groups were further activated by diisopropylcarbodiimide and reacted with polylactic acid. The functionalized nanoparticles contained 1.88 wt.% organic phase. While the as-received silver nanopowder exhibited poor colloidal stability in tetrahydrofuran, particle size analysis revealed that the functionalized material displayed high dispersibility in this solvent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2841-2844
Number of pages4
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Issue number19
StatePublished - Jun 25 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


  • Coating
  • Dispersibility
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polymer
  • Silver
  • Thiolation


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