Creating suprapolymer assemblies: Nanowires, nanorings, and nanospheres prepared from symmetric block-copolymers confined in spherical particles

Hiroshi Yabu, Shunsuke Sato, Takeshi Higuchi, Hiroshi Jinnai, Masatsugu Shimomura

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Abstract

We show here a simple and versatile preparation method of "suprapolymer assemblies" including nanowires, nanorings, and nanospheres based on the phase-separated structures formed in symmetric poly(styrene-block-isoprene) (PS-b-PI) and homo-polystyrene (h-PS) blended particles. The morphological control of phase-separated structures has been performed in the blended particles by changing amounts and molecular weights of blended homopolymers. Varieties of suprapolymer assemblies were prepared from these blended particles by a simple crosslinking and elusion procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7672-7675
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume22
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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