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Patchy Micelles with a Crystalline Core : Self-Assembly Concepts, Properties, and Applications

Title data

Hils, Christian ; Manners, Ian ; Schöbel, Judith ; Schmalz, Holger:
Patchy Micelles with a Crystalline Core : Self-Assembly Concepts, Properties, and Applications.
In: Polymers. Vol. 13 (2021) Issue 9 . - No. 1481.
ISSN 2073-4360
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13091481

Project information

Project title:
Project's official titleProject's id
SFB 840 - Von partikulären Nanosystemen zur MesotechnologieTP A2

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Abstract in another language

Crystallization-driven self-assembly (CDSA) of block copolymers bearing one crystallizable block has emerged to be a powerful and highly relevant method for the production of one- and two-dimensional micellar assemblies with controlled length, shape, and corona chemistries. This gives access to a multitude of potential applications, from hierarchical self-assembly to complex superstructures, catalysis, sensing, nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, and surface functionalization. Related to these applications, patchy crystalline-core micelles, with their unique, nanometer-sized, alternating corona segmentation, are highly interesting, as this feature provides striking advantages concerning interfacial activity, functionalization, and confinement effects. Hence, this review aims to provide an overview of the current state of the art with respect to self-assembly concepts, properties, and applications of patchy micelles with crystalline cores formed by CDSA. We have also included a more general discussion on the CDSA process and highlight block-type co-micelles as a special type of patchy micelle, due to similarities of the corona structure if the size of the blocks is well below 100 nm.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Crystallization-driven self-assembly (CDSA); Crystalline-core micelles; Patchy micelles; Block copolymers
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Macromolecular Chemistry II
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Polymer and Colloid Science
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI)
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit > SFB 840 Von partikulären Nanosystemen zur Mesotechnologie > SFB 840 - TP A 2
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 08:53
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 08:53
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/65094