The link that lasts: A new frontier in supramolecular block copolymer design

Barner, Leonie & Barner-Kowollik, Christopher (2015) The link that lasts: A new frontier in supramolecular block copolymer design. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 54(40), pp. 11612-11614.

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Lasting link: A supramolecular linkage between two parts of an amphiphilic block copolymer was developed that is sufficiently strong to allow phase-separation-driven nanopatterning as well as chromatographic characterization. The link can also be severed in response to a solvent trigger signal. This powerful approach will open new avenues for the production of self-healing materials, triggered-release systems, and reversible surface designs.

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ID Code: 97468
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: amphiphiles; block copolymers; RAFT polymerization; stability; supramolecular chemistry
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201506602
ISSN: 1433-7851
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 28 Jul 2016 01:17
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 21:26

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