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      Poly(furfuryl alcohol); nanospheres; hydrothermal; hollow.

    • Abstract


      This paper describes a facile hydrothermal approach to the large-scale synthesis of well-dispersed poly(furfuryl alcohol) (PFA) nanospheres with an average diameter of 350 nm in the presence of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP). Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy studies showed that different morphologies of PFA could be obtained by adjusting the ratio of PVP and furfuryl alcohol (FA). As a whole, the results demonstrate that PVP plays a key role in controlling the polymerization process of FA. The confinement effect of PVP is proposed to explain the formation process of PFA nanospheres. Furthermore, the as-prepared PFA nanospheres have a functional surface that allow them to act as an ideal template for fabricating metal oxide hollow nanospheres.

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      Wei-Zhi Wang1 Zhi-Qiang Li1 Kong-Lin Wu1 Ya-Jing Lu1 Ya-Fei Xu1 Xin-Jie Song2

      1. The Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, Ministry of Education, Anhui Laboratory of Molecular-Based Materials, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000, PR China
      2. Department of Food Science and Technology, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 712749, Republic of Korea
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