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EU MCRTN-CT-2003-505027: Self-Organized Nanostructures of Amphiphilic Copolymers (POLYAMPHI)
From 03/2004 to 02/2008
Project leader: Axel H. E. Müller, Matthias Ballauff
Coworkers: Oleg V. Borisov, Dmitry V. Pergushov, Holger Schmalz, Pierre-Eric Millard, Evis K. Penott-Chang
Besides two groups from the University of Bayreuth (chairs MCII and PCI) another 11 European research groups are participating in the Marie Curie Research Training Network "Polyamphi". The budget of this project is 2.7 million Euro.
The project aims to study the self-organization of amphiphilic macromolecules having different architectures, e.g. block copolymers, graft copolymers and more complex nano-particles (core-shell and Janus type. The self-assembly can be driven by various types of attractive and repulsive interactions, differing in their strength, e.g. electrostatic, hydrophobic/hydrophilic, hydrogen-bonding, and metal coordination. The aim of the project is to understand the interplay between macromolecule architecture and type and strength of the competing interactions. Nature serves as an example for "Polyamphi", being able to create various types of structure on macro- and supra-molecular scale by self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules. The ultimate goal is the development of systems that are able to self-assemble in a hierarchical way.

List of publications of this Project

390. Pergushov, D.V.; Borisov, O.V.; Zezin, A.B.; Müller, A.H.E.: Interpolyelectrolyte Complexes Based on Polyionic Species of Branched Topology, Adv. Polym. Sci. 241, 131 (2011) -- DOI: 10.1007/12_2010_102 -- Details
388. Borisov, O.V.; Zhulina, E.B.; Leermakers, F.A.M.; Ballauff, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Conformations and Solution Properties of Star-Branched Polyelectrolytes, Adv. Polym. Sci. 241, 1 (2011) -- DOI: 10.1007/12_2010_104 -- 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
358. Penott-Chang, E.K.; Pergushov, D.V.; Zezin, A.B.; Müller, A.H.E.: Interpolyelectrolyte Complexation in Chloroform, Langmuir 26(11), 7813 (2010) -- DOI: 10.1021/la904610w -- Details
354. Lejeune, E.; Drechsler, M.; Jestin, J.; Müller, A.H.E.; Chassenieux, Ch.; Colombani, O.: Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymers with a Moderately Hydrophobic Block: Toward Dynamic Micelles, Macromolecules 43(6), 2667 (2010) -- DOI: 10.1021/ma902822g
298. Pergushov, D.V.; Babin, I.A.; Plamper, F.A.; Zezin, A.B.; Müller, A.H.E.: Water-Soluble Complexes of Star-Shaped Poly(acrylic acid) With Quaternized Poly(4-vinylpyridine), Langmuir 24(13), 6414 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1021/la800959s -- PDF -- Details
296. Walther, A.; Göldel, A.; Müller, A.H.E.: Controlled crosslinking of polybutadiene containing block terpolymer bulk structures: A facile way towards complex and functional nanostructures, Polymer 49, 3217 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2008.05.023 -- PDF -- Details
294. Hofs, B.; de Keizer, A.; van der Burgh, S.; Leermakers, F.A.M.; Cohen Stuart, M.A.; Millard, P.-E.; Müller, A.H.E.: Complex coacervate core micro-emulsions, Soft Matter 4, 1473 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1039/b802148a -- PDF -- Details
293. Polotsky, A.; Charlaganov, M.; Xu, Y.; Leermakers, F.A.M.; Daoud, M.; Müller, A.H.E.; Dotera, T.; Borisov, O.V.: Pearl-necklace structures in core-shell molecular brushes: Experiments, Monte-Carlo simulations, and self-consistent field modeling, Macromolecules 41, 4020 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1021/ma800125q -- PDF -- Details
292. Casse, O.; Colombani, O.; Kita-Tokarczyk, K.; Müller, A.H.E.; Meier, W.; Taubert, A.: Calcium phosphate mineralization beneath monolayers of poly(n-butyl acrylate)-block-poly(acrylic acid) block copolymers, Faraday Discussions 139, 179 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1039/b716353c -- PDF -- Details
290. Walther, A.; Goldmann, A.S.; Yelamanchili, R.S.; Drechsler, M.; Schmalz, H.; Eisenberg, A.; Müller, A.H.E.: Multiple Morphologies, Phase Transitions and Cross-Linking of Crew-Cut Aggregates of Polybutadiene-block-Poly(2-vinylpyridine) Diblock Copolymers, Macromolecules 41, 3254 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1021/ma7026148 -- PDF -- Details
281. Burkhardt, M.; Ruppel, M.; Pfaff, S.; Drechsler, M.; Schweins, R.; Pergushov, D.V.; Gradzielski, M.; Zezin, A.B.; Müller, A.H.E.: Water-Soluble Interpolyelectrolyte Complexes of Polyisobutylene-block-Poly(methacrylic acid) Micelles: Formation and Properties, Langmuir 24, 1769 (2008) -- DOI: 10.1021/la701835r -- PDF -- Details
276. Burkhardt, M.; Martinez-Castro, N.; Pfaff, S.; Drechsler, M.; Babin, I.A.; Grishagin, I.V.; Schweins, R.; Pergushov, D.V.; Gradzielski, M.; Zezin, A.B.; Müller, A.H.E.: Polyisobutylene-block-poly(methacrylic acid) Diblock Copolymers: Self-Assembly in Aqueous Media, Langmuir 23, 12864 (2007) -- Details
268. Colombani, O.; Ruppel, M.; Burkhardt, M.; Drechsler, M.; Schumacher, M.; Gradzielski, M.; Schweins, R.; Müller, A.H.E.: Structure of Micelles of Poly(n-butyl acrylate)-block-poly(acrylic acid) Diblock Copolymers in Aqueous Solution, Macromolecules 40, 4351 (2007) -- Details
267. Colombani, O.; Ruppel, M.; Schubert, F.; Zettl, H.; Pergushov, D.V.; Müller, A.H.E.: Synthesis of Poly(n-butyl acrylate)-block-poly(acrylic acid) Diblock Copolymers by ATRP and Their Micellization in Water, Macromolecules 40, 4338 (2007) -- Details
239. Eghbali, E.; Colombani, O.; Drechsler, M.; Müller, A.H.E.; Hoffmann, H.: Rheology and Phase Behavior of Poly(n-Butyl Acrylate)-block-Poly(Acrylic Acid) in Aqueous Solution, Langmuir 22, 4766-4776 (2006) -- Details
237. André, X.; Benmohammed, Kh.; Litvinenko, G. I.; Yakimansky, A.V.; Müller, A.H.E.: Anionic Polymerization and Block Copolymerization of N,N-Diethylacrylamide in the Presence of Triethylaluminium. Kinetic Investigation Using In-line FT-NIR Spectroscopy, Macromolecules 39, 2773-2787 (2006) -- Details
233. Martínez-Castro, N.; Zhang, M.; Pergushov, D.V.; Müller, A.H.E.: Anionic Polymerization of N,N-Dimethylacrylamide with Thienyllithium and Synthesis of Block Copolymers of Isobutylene and N,N-Dimethylacrylamide by Site Transformation of Chain Ends, Designed Monomers and Polymers 9, 63-79 (2006) -- Details
232. Mori, H.; Müller, A.H.E.: Design of novel polymeric architectures with (meth)acrylic acid segments by controlled/living polymerizations in J. Jagur-Grodzinski, Ed.: Collective Volume on Living and Controlled Polymerization: Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of the Respective Polymers and Copolymers, Nova Science Publ., Happauge, N.Y., p. 257 (2006) -- Details
222. André, X.; Zhang, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Thermo- and pH-Responsive Micelles of Poly(acrylic acid)-block-Poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide), Makromolekulare Chemie Rapid Communications 26, 558-563, published on the web April 1, 2005 (2005) -- DOI: 10.1002/marc.200400510 -- Details
218. Loos, K.; Böker, A.; Zettl, H.; Zhang, M.; Müller, A.H.E.; Krausch, G.: Micellar Aggregates of Amylose-block-Polystyrene Rod-Coil Block Copolymers in Water and THF, Macromolecules 38, 873-879 (2005) -- DOI: 10.1021/ma0345549 -- Details
216. André, X.; Benmohammed, Kh.; Yakimansky, A.V.; Müller, A.H.E.: Anionic Block Copolymerization of N,NDiethylacrylamide in the Presence of Et3Al. Kinetic Investigations using In-Situ FT-NIR Spectroscopy In-Situ FT-NIR Spectroscopy Proceedings, 40th IUPAC Symposium on Macromolecules , MACRO 2004, Paris, July (2004) -- Details
215. André, X.; Müller, A.H.E.; Charleux, B.: Remarkable Stabilization of Latex Particles by a Thermo- and pH-Responsive Block Copolymer of Poly(acrylic Acid)-b-poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide) Proceedings, 40th IUPAC Symposium on Macromolecules , MACRO 2004, Paris, July (2004) -- Details
213. Pergushov, D.V.; Gradzielski, M.; Remizova, E.V.; Burkhardt, M.; Zezin, A.B.; Kabanov, V.A.; Müller, A.H.E.: Novel Micellar Architectures Based on Interpolyelectrolyte Complexes of Ionic Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymers Proceedings, 40th IUPAC Symposium on Macromolecules , MACRO 2004, Paris, July (2004) -- Details
209. Schilli, C.; Zhang, M.; Müller, A.H.E.; Rizzardo, E.; Thang, S.H.; Chong, Y.K.; Edwards, K.; Karlsson, G.: A New Double-Responsive Block Copolymer Synthesized via RAFT Polymerization: , Macromolecules 37, 7861 (2004) -- Details
207. Cai, Y.; Hartenstein, M.; Müller, A.H.E.: Synthesis of Amphiphilic Graft Copolymers of n-Butyl Acrylate and Acrylic Acid by Atom Transfer Radical Copolymerization of Macromonomers , Macromolecules 37, 7484 (2004) -- Details
206. Müller, A.H.E.; Cai, Y.; Hartenstein, M.; Gradzielski, M.; Zhang, M.; Mori, H.; Pergushov, D.V.: Effect of topology on the aqueous solution behavior of amphiphilic block and graft copolymers of n-butyl acrylate and acrylic acid, Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 45(2), 267 (2004)
205. Pergushov, D.V.; Gradzielski, M.; Burkhardt, M.; Remizova, E.V.; Zezin, A.B.; Kabanov, V.A.; Müller, A.H.E.: Novel “core-shell-corona” architectures via complexation of micelles of ionic amphiphilic diblock copolymers with oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 45(2), 267 (2004)
204. André, X.; Schilli, C.; Müller, A.H.E.; Charleux, B.: Double-stimuli responsive block copolymers of acrylic acid, N,N-diethylacrylamide, and N-isopropylacrylamide, Macromol. Mater. Eng. 91 (2004) -- Details
193. Förster, S.; Abetz, V.; Müller, A.H.E.: Polyelectrolyte Block Copolymer Micelles, Advances in Polymer Science 166, 173 (2004) -- Details
192. Bohrisch, J.; Eisenbach, C.D.; Jaeger, W.; Mori, H.; Müller, A.H.E.; Rehahn, M.; Schaller, C.; Traser, S.; Wittemeyer, P.: New Polyelectrolyte Architectures, Adv. Polym. Sci. 165, 1 (2004)
187. Pergushov, D.V.; Remizova, E.V.; Gradzielski, M.; Lindner, P.; Feldthusen, J.; Zezin, A.B.; Müller, A.H.E.; Kabanov, V.A.: Micelles of Polyisobutylene-block-Poly(Methacrylic Acid) Diblock Copolymers and Their Water-Soluble Interpolyelectrolyte Complexes Formed With Quaternized Poly(4-Vinyl Pyridine), Polymer 45, 367 (2004)
185. Liu, Y.; Abetz, V.; Müller, A.H.E.: Janus Cylinders, Macromolecules 36, 7894 (2003) -- Details
183. Martinez-Castro, N.; Lanzendörfer, M.; Müller, A.H.E.; Cho, J.C.; Acar, M.H.; Faust, R.: Polyisobutylene stars and polyisobutylene-block-poly(tert-butyl methacrylate) block copolymers by site transformation of thiophene end-capped polyisobutylene chain ends, Macromolecules 36, 6815 (2003) -- Details
182. Mori, H.; Müller, A.H.E.: New Polymeric Architectures with (Meth)acrylic Acid Segments, Progress in Polymer Science 28, 1403 (2003) -- Details
181. Müller, A.H.E.; André, X.; Charleux, B.: Anionic Block Copolymerization of N,N-Diethylacrylamide. Applications for Double-Stimuli Responsive Micelle, e-Polymers P_2003 (2003)
180. Pergushov, D.V.; Remizova, E.V.; Zezin, A.B.; Müller, A.H.E.; Kabanov, V.A.: Novel water-soluble micellar interpolyelectrolyte complexes, J. Phys. Chem. C. 107, 8093 (2003) -- Details
172. Erhardt, R.; Zhang, M.; Böker, A.; Zettl, H.; Abetz, C.; Frederik, P.; Krausch, G.; Abetz, V.; Müller, A.H.E.: Amphiphilic Janus Micelles with Polystyrene and Poly(methacrylic acid) Hemispheres, Journal of the American Chemical Society 125, 3260-3267 (2003) -- DOI: 10.1021/ja028982q -- Details

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