Functional materials based on self-assembled comb-shaped supramolecules

Gerrit ten Brinke, O Ikkala

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Abstract

In this paper we will review the main features of our approach to create functional materials using self-assembly of hydrogenbonded comb-shaped supramolecules. Typically, the supramolecules consist of homopolymers or diblock copolymers, where short chain amphiphiles are hydrogenbonded to the homopolymers or to one of the blocks of the copolymer. The side chains serve several important goals, such as improved processing, additional ordering leading to hierarchically ordered materials, functionalization and swelling. Moreover, if required, they can be easily dissolved away after having served their role in the self-assembling process. Applications include proton conductivity (anisotropic, switching), electronically conducting nanowires, polarized luminance, dielectric stacks, membranes, and nano objects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNEW POLYMERIC MATERIALS
EditorsLS KorugicKarasz, WJ MacKnight, E Martuscelli
PublisherAMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Pages34-46
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780841220348
ISBN (Print)0-8412-3928-2, 9780841239289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventSymposium on New Poymeric Materias - Capri, Italy
Duration: 22 Oct 200325 Oct 2003

Publication series

NameACS SYMPOSIUM SERIES
PublisherAMER CHEMICAL SOC
Volume916
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on New Poymeric Materias
CountryItaly
CityCapri
Period22/10/200325/10/2003

Keywords

  • POLYMERIC MATERIALS
  • SOFT MATERIALS
  • BLOCK-COPOLYMERS
  • RODLIKE POLYMERS
  • LENGTH SCALES
  • SIDE-CHAIN
  • PHASE
  • NANOFIBERS
  • POLY(4-VINYLPYRIDINE)
  • NANOTECHNOLOGY

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