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DFG MU896/22: Template-directed synthesis of inorganic nanowires within amphiphilic core-shell cylindrical polymer brushes
From 02/2005 to 01/2011
Project leader: Axel H. E. Müller
Coworkers: Andreas Hanisch
...within the DFG Priority Program "Nanowires and nanotubes".

Well-defined cylindrical polymer brushes with hydrophilic poly(acrylic acid) core and hydrophobic poly(n-butylacrylate) or polystyrene shell can be used as cylindrical templates and nanoreactors for the fabrication of various inorganic nanowires, due to the coordination ability of poly(acrylic acid) with a number of different metal ions. The size control of nanowires can be easily achieved via controlled synthesis of the polymer brushes with different lengths and diameters. The shell of the polymer brushes protects the fabricated nanowires from agglomeration. In addition, the solubility of the hybrid materials can be controlled by the polymer shell. Depending on the material and the size of nanowires, unique properties (such as magnetic, electric, semiconducting, catalytic properties) of the hybrids can be obtained for various applications.
Homepage: http://www.nanowire-research.de/

List of publications of this Project

418. Yuan, J.; Müller, A.H.E.: Cylindrical polymer brushes in: Synthesis of Polymers, Vol. 1, A.D. Schlüter, C.J. Hawker, M. Sawamoto, Eds., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, p. 263 (2012)
370. Yuan, J.; Walther, A.; Müller, A.H.E.: Template-directed synthesis of hybrid nanowires and nanorods, Phys. Stat. Sol. B 247(10), 2436 (2010) -- DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201046176 -- Details
368. Yuan, J.; Müller, A.H.E.: One-dimensional organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials (Feature Article), Polymer 51, 4015 (2010) -- DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.06.064 -- Details
364. Xu, Y.; Walther, A.; Müller, A.H.E.: Direct Synthesis of Poly(potassium 3-sulfopropyl methacrylate) Cylindrical Polymer Brushes via ATRP Using a Supramolecular Complex with Crown Ether, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 31(16), 1462 (2010) -- DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000157 -- Details
361. Xu, Y.; Borisov, O.V.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Manipulating the Morphologies of Cylindrical Polyelectrolyte Brushes by Forming Interpolyelectrolyte Complexes with Oppositely Charged Linear Polyelectrolytes: An AFM Study, Langmuir 26(10), 6919 (2010) -- DOI: 10.1021/la904167r -- Details
359. Yuan, J.; Schacher, F.H.; Drechsler, M.; Hanisch, A.; Lu, Y.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Stimuli-Responsive Organosilica Hybrid Nanowires Decorated with Metal Nanoparticles, Chem. Mater. 22(8), 2626 (2010) -- DOI: 10.1021/cm9038076 -- Details
345. Xu, Y.; Yuan, J.; Müller, A.H.E.: Single-molecular hybrid nano-cylinders: Attaching polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane covalently to poly(glycidyl methacrylate) cylindrical brushes, Polymer 50(25), 5933 (2009) -- DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2009.10.029 -- Details
342. Plamper, F.A.; Xu, Y.; Yuan, J.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Polyelectrolyte stars and cylindrical brushes made by ATRP: New building blocks in nanotechnology in: New Smart Materials via Metal Mediated Macromolecular Engineering, E. Khosravi, Y. Yagci, Y. Savelyev, Eds., NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, Springer, Dordrecht, p. 17-36, ISBN 978-90-481-3276-8 (2009) -- Details
341. Yuan, J.; Lu, Y.; Schacher, F.H.; Lunkenbein, T.; Weiß, S.; Schmalz, H.; Müller, A.H.E.: Template-Directed Synthesis of Hybrid Titania Nanowires within Core-Shell Bishydrophilic Cylindrical Polymer Brushes, Chem. Mater. 21, 4146 (2009) -- DOI: 10.1021/cm900032m -- Details
335. Yuan, J.; Gao, H.; Schacher, F.H.; Xu, Y.; Richter, R.; Tremel, W.; Müller, A.H.E.: Alignment of Tellurium Nanorods via a Magnetization-Alignment-Demagnetization (“MAD”) Process Assisted by an External Magnetic Field, ACS Nano 3(6), 1441 (2009) -- DOI: 10.1021/nn9002715 -- PDF -- Details
330. Walther, A.; Yuan, J.; Abetz, V.; Müller, A.H.E.: Structure-Tunable Bidirectional Hybrid Nanowires via Multicompartment Cylinders, Nano Letters 9(5), 2026 (2009) -- DOI: 10.1021/nl9002975 -- PDF -- Details
300. Yuan, J.; Xu, Y.; Walther, A.; Bolisetty, S.; Schumacher, M.; Schmalz, H.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Water-Soluble Organo-Silica Hybrid Nanowires, Nat. Mater. 7(9), 718-722 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1038/nmat2232 -- PDF -- Details
285. Yuan, J.; Xu, Y.; Schumacher, M.; Schmalz, H.; Müller, A.H.E.: Core-Shell Cylindrical Polymer Brushes With Silica Nanowire Core, Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 49(1), 21 (2008)
283. Yuan, J.; Drechsler, M.; Xu, Y.; Zhang, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Cadmium Selenide Nanowires within Core-Shell Cylindrical Polymer Brushes: Synthesis, Characterization and the Double-Loading Process, Polymer 49, 1547 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2008.01.063 -- PDF -- Details
280. Yuan, J.; Schmalz, H.; Xu, Y.; Miyajima, N.; Drechsler, M.; Möller, M.W.; Schacher, F.H.; Müller, A.H.E.: Room-temperature growth of uniform tellurium nanorods and the assembly of tellurium or Fe3O4 nanoparticles on the nanorods, Adv. Mater. 20, 947 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1002/adma.200701756 -- PDF -- Details
278. Yelamanchili, R.S.; Walther, A.; Müller, A.H.E.; Breu, J. : Core-crosslinked block copolymer nanorods as templates for grafting [SiMo12O40]4− keggin ions, Chem. Commun., 489 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1039/b714435k -- PDF -- Details
224. Zhang, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Highlight: Cylindrical Polymer Brushes, J. Polym. Sci. – Part A: Polym. Chem 43, 3461-3481 (2005) -- Details
197. Zhang, M.; Drechsler, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Magnetic / semiconducting nanocylinders via polychelates of cylindrical core-shell polymer brushes, Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 45(1), 454 (2004)
188. Zhang, M.; Drechsler, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Template-Controlled Synthesis of Wire-like Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticle Assemblies within Core-Shell Cylindrical Polymer Brushes, Chem. Mater 16, 537 (2004) -- Details
171. Zhang, M.; Breiner, T.; Mori, H.; Müller, A.H.E.: Amphiphilic cylindrical brushes with poly(acrylic acid) core and poly(n-butyl acrylate) shell and narrow length distribution, Polymer 44, 1449 (2003) -- Details

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