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Design of block copolymer micelles via crystallization

Crassous, Jerome LU ; Schurtenberger, Peter LU ; Ballauff, Matthias and Mihut, Adriana LU (2015) In Polymer 62. p.1-13
Abstract
This Feature Article provides an overview of the progress made over the last few years in the design of diblock copolymer micelles based on crystallization-driven self-assembly (CDSA) towards the development of novel and fascinating morphologies with crystalline-cores. Here, we describe the different approaches employed in order to engineer a large variety of semicrystalline micellar architectures. We highlight kinetic strategies that have been employed to direct morphological transitions, which can then be further tuned thus increasing the range of possible micellar structures. We then emphasize the development of complex hybrid assemblies generated by taking advantage of the self-assembly process of crystalline-corona di-BCP micelles... (More)
This Feature Article provides an overview of the progress made over the last few years in the design of diblock copolymer micelles based on crystallization-driven self-assembly (CDSA) towards the development of novel and fascinating morphologies with crystalline-cores. Here, we describe the different approaches employed in order to engineer a large variety of semicrystalline micellar architectures. We highlight kinetic strategies that have been employed to direct morphological transitions, which can then be further tuned thus increasing the range of possible micellar structures. We then emphasize the development of complex hybrid assemblies generated by taking advantage of the self-assembly process of crystalline-corona di-BCP micelles with colloidal particles. Each section introduces and emphasizes the potential applications of this class of nanomaterials. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Block copolymer crystallization, Block copolymer micelles, Silica, nanoparticles, Crystalline-coil, Self-seeding, Crystallization driven, self-assembly(CDSA), Anisotropic structures
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Polymer
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62
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1 - 13
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Elsevier
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0032-3861
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10.1016/j.polymer.2015.02.030
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English
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  abstract     = {This Feature Article provides an overview of the progress made over the last few years in the design of diblock copolymer micelles based on crystallization-driven self-assembly (CDSA) towards the development of novel and fascinating morphologies with crystalline-cores. Here, we describe the different approaches employed in order to engineer a large variety of semicrystalline micellar architectures. We highlight kinetic strategies that have been employed to direct morphological transitions, which can then be further tuned thus increasing the range of possible micellar structures. We then emphasize the development of complex hybrid assemblies generated by taking advantage of the self-assembly process of crystalline-corona di-BCP micelles with colloidal particles. Each section introduces and emphasizes the potential applications of this class of nanomaterials. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Crassous, Jerome and Schurtenberger, Peter and Ballauff, Matthias and Mihut, Adriana},
  issn         = {0032-3861},
  keyword      = {Block copolymer crystallization,Block copolymer micelles,Silica,nanoparticles,Crystalline-coil,Self-seeding,Crystallization driven,self-assembly(CDSA),Anisotropic structures},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--13},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Polymer},
  title        = {Design of block copolymer micelles via crystallization},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2015.02.030},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {2015},
}