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 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    HYBER: The Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence in Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials research (2014-2019)

    Cherian, T., Nonappa, N., Ikkala, O., Bertula, K., Poutanen, M., Morits, M., Hynninen, V., Myllymäki, T., Toivonen, M., Sohrabi, F., Haataja, J., Sanchez Sanchez, A. & Rissanen, S.


    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    ERC Ikkala (ERC)

    Houbenov, N., Nonappa, N., Cherian, T., Haataja, J., Johansson, L., Bertula, K., Martikainen, L., Morits, M., Myllymäki, T., Ikkala, O., Toivonen, M., Sorvari, J. & Sanchez Sanchez, A.


    Project: EU: ERC grants



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    Aalto University

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