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Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Polymeric Nanotubes by Self-Assembled Highly Asymmetric ABC Triblock Terpolymers
From 05/2006 to 07/2007
Project leader: Axel H. E. Müller
Coworkers: Petar Petrov
The goal of this project is to develop a new strategy for stabilization of cylindrical vesicles (polymeric nanotubes) obtained by self assembly of highly asymmetric ABC triblock terpolymers. The activities are oriented to the synthesis of various ABC triblock terpolymers. The composition and length of the blocks will be tuned in order to obtain terpolymers that self-assemble into high aspect ratio nanotubes in water medium. The nanotubes will be stabilized by UV-induced crosslinking. The stabilized polymeric nanotubes can be used, for example for preparation of high aspect ratio hybrid nanomaterials having a magnetic or semiconducting core (in the case of poly(acrylic acid) blocks) or gold core (in the case of poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) blocks) and a polymer corona.

List of publications of this Project

325. Petrov, P.; Drechsler, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Self-Assembly of Asymmetric Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-Poly(n-butyl acrylate) Diblock Copolymers in Aqueous Media to Unexpected Morphologies, J. Phys. Chem. B 113(13), 4218 (2009) -- DOI: 10.1021/jp809598v -- PDF -- Details
302. Petrov, P.; Yuan, J.; Yoncheva, K.; Müller, A.H.E.; Tsvetanov, Ch.B.: Wormlike Morphology Formation and Stabilization of “Pluronic P123” Micelles by Solubilization of Pentaerythritol Tetraacrylate, J. Phys. Chem. B 112(30), 8879 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1021/jp8008767 -- PDF -- Details

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