Straightforward biodegradable nanoparticle generation through megahertz-order ultrasonic atomization

Forde, Gareth, Friend, James, & Williamson, Tom (2006) Straightforward biodegradable nanoparticle generation through megahertz-order ultrasonic atomization. Applied Physics Letters, 89(6), 064105-064105.

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Abstract

Simple and reliable formation of biodegradable nanoparticles formed from poly-ε-caprolactone was achieved using 1.645 MHz piston atomization of a source fluid of 0.5% w/v of the polymer dissolved in acetone; the particles were allowed to descend under gravity in air 8 cm into a 1 mM solution of sodium dodecyl sulfate. After centrifugation to remove surface agglomerations, a symmetric monodisperse distribution of particles φ 186 nm (SD=5.7, n=6) was obtained with a yield of 65.2%. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

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ID Code: 81574
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Biodegradable nanoparticle, Piston atomization, Sodium dodecyl sulfate, Surface agglomerations, Acetone, Agglomeration, Atomization, Biodegradation, Polymers, Ultrasonics, Nanostructured materials
DOI: 10.1063/1.2221914
ISSN: 0003-6951
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 American Institute of Physics
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2015 23:13
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 02:01

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