Polymersomes with asymmetric membranes and self-assembled superstructures using pentablock quintopolymers resolved by electron tomography

J. S. Haataja, N. Houbenov*, V. Aseyev, P. Fragouli, H. Iatrou, R. Sougrat, N. Hadjichristidis, O. Ikkala

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Abstract

Polystyrene-block-poly(1,4-isoprene)-block-poly(dimethyl siloxane)-block-poly(tert-butyl methacrylate)-block-poly(2-vinyl pyridine), PS-b-PI-b-PDMS-b-PtBMA-b-P2VP, self-assembles in acetone into polymersomes with asymmetric (directional) PI-b-PDMS membranes. The polymersomes, in turn, self-assemble into superstructures. Analogically to supravesicular structures at a smaller length scale, we refer to them as suprapolymersome structures. Electron tomograms are shown to be invaluable in the structural assessment of such complex self-assemblies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1085-1088
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume54
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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