Blue-light-emitting surface-functionalized ZnS nanoparticles and their transparent polymer nanocomposites with near-white light emission

Bingxin Liu, Qianqian Liu, Cuiyan Tong, Xiaodan Lü, Changli Lü

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Abstract

2-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)-benzoxazol (BOX) functionalized ZnS nanoparticles (ZnS-BOX NPs) with blue-light emission have been successfully synthesized. The ZnS-BOX NPs can be successfully added into the polymer matrix by in situ bulk polymerization to fabricate transparent bulk nanocomposites with good thermal stability. The resulting ZnS-BOX NPs exhibited a blue emission at around 430. nm, and the intensities of the emission peaks depended on the ratio of BOX to ZnS NPs. As ZnS-BOX NPs were integrated into the polymer matrix, the resulting bulk nanocomposites also had the blue-emission at 429. nm. The near white light-emitting bulk nanocomposites were also carried out by introducing rhodamine 6G into the above bulk nanocomposites with ZnS-BOX NPs. The bulk nanocomposites have a similar thermal decomposition curves as the polymer matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume434
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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