Polymer Nanowires with Highly Precise Internal Morphology and Topography

Théophile Pelras, Clare S. Mahon, Nonappa Nonappa, Olli Ikkala, André H. Gröschel, Markus Müllner

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The construction of precise soft matter nanostructures in solution presents a challenge. A key focus remains on the rational design of functionalities to achieve the high morphological complexity typically found in biological systems. Advances in controlled polymerizations and self-assembly increasingly allow approaches toward complex hierarchical nanomaterials. By combining tailor-made cylindrical polymer brushes, block copolymers and interpolyelectrolyte complexation-driven self-assembly, we demonstrate a facile construction of uniformly compartmentalized and topographically structured polymeric nanowires in aqueous media. The approach offers a modular avenue in programming the internal morphology of polymer nanowires by varying the block copolymer composition and topology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12736–12740
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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