Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A

, Volume 92, Issue 4, pp 778–784 | Cite as

Synthesis of Janus Particle Arrays and Janus Films through an Interfacial Polymerization Method

  • Likui Wang
  • Fan Kang
  • Gang Shi
  • Changming Jin
  • Hongping Li
  • Houkun Liu
  • Bolong Yao
Physical Chemistry of Surface Phenomena


We report the fabrication of Janus particle arrays and Janus films through the combination of selfassembly of spheres on a water surface and interfacial polymerization of pyrrole or aniline around the spheres. With a low concentration of monomer, it is found that only the water-exposed side of the spheres are coated with a thin layer of polypyrrole (PPy) or polyaniline (PANI), leading to the formation of Janus particle arrays. At an elevated monomer concentration an additional PPy or PANI layer forms on the water surface and further increase in the concentration leads to the coalescence of the layers on water surface and on the waterexposed side of spheres, both of which produce Janus films with PS spheres embedded in a structured conducting polymer.


Janus self-assembly polyaniline polypyrrole interfacial polymerization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Likui Wang
    • 1
  • Fan Kang
    • 1
  • Gang Shi
    • 1
  • Changming Jin
    • 1
  • Hongping Li
    • 1
  • Houkun Liu
    • 1
  • Bolong Yao
    • 1
  1. 1.The Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Biological Colloids, Ministry of Education, School of Chemical and Materials EngineeringJiangnan UniversityWuxiP. R. China

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