Combination of the advantages of the surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) and template-based
techniques, the SI-ATRP from colloidal templates approach could be applied to fabricate the controllable-structured polymeric nanocapsules.
The different crosslinking techniques, such as chemical crosslinking, ultraviolet (UV)-induced photo-crosslinking, and one-pot surface-
initiated atom transfer radical crosslinking copolymerization (SI-ATRCP), for the controllable-structured crosslinked polymeric
nanocapsules based on the SI-ATRP from colloidal templates strategy were reviewed. The controlling and tailoring on the size, crosslinking
degree, and the surface properties of the polymeric nanocapsules was emphasized. And the stimuli-responsive properties and application
in controlled release were also mentioned.
Keywords: SI-ATRP, Colloidal templates, Controllable structure, Polymeric nanocapsule, “One-pot” approach, Stimuli-responsive, Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), Hydrodynamic diameters (Dh), Poly(Nisopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM), Poly(ε-caprolactone)
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