Tuning the size of supramolecular single-chain polymer nanoparticles

E. Johan Foster, Erik B. Berda, E. W. Meijer

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In this article we further investigate our recently devised method for folding polymer chains into nanoparticles using intramolecular, supramolecular interactions. Specifically, we show a direct relationship between molecular weight of the parent chain and size of the folded nanoparticle. This is investigated both analytically via the separation and subsequent characterization of a polydisperse nanoparticle sample into high and low molecular weight fractions, and by examining a family of poly(norbornenes) deliberately prepared with varying molecular weights. With these polymer nanoparticles in hand their assembly on surfaces is studied where larger structures are formed as a result of the interplay between the movement of the nanoparticles on the surface and the evaporation of solvent.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)118-126
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2011

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