Characterization of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and magnetic poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) latexes

Árpád Némethy, András Szilágyi, Genovéva Filipcsei, Etelka Tombácz, Miklós Zrínyi

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Monodisperse poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPA) nanogel latexes with temperature and magnetic field sensitivity were prepared and characterized. The phase transition of the latex was characterized by dynamic light scattering. Electrokinetic measurements revealed that the particles have a negative surface charge, which depends on the pH of the swelling medium. Incorporation of magnetite nanoparticles facilitates the separation of the gel beads and their application in targeted delivery in an external magnetic field. The incorporation of magnetic material does not modify the temperature sensitivity of the PNIPA latex.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColloids for Nano- and Biotechnology
EditorsZoltan Horvolgyi, Eva Kiss
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

Publication series

NameProgress in Colloid and Polymer Science
ISSN (Print)0340-255X



  • Magnetic particle
  • Phase transition
  • Polymer gels
  • Temperature sensitive latex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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Némethy, Á., Szilágyi, A., Filipcsei, G., Tombácz, E., & Zrínyi, M. (2008). Characterization of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and magnetic poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) latexes. In Z. Horvolgyi, & E. Kiss (Eds.), Colloids for Nano- and Biotechnology (pp. 194-199). (Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science; Vol. 135).