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Amphiphilic polymers at interfaces

  • Self-assembly phenomena in block copolymer systems are attracting considerable interest from the scientific community and industry alike. Particularly interesting is the behavior of amphiphilic copolymers, which can self-organize into nanoscale-sized objects such as micelles, vesicles, or tubes in solution, and which form well-defined assemblies at interfaces such as air-liquid, air-solid, or liquid-solid. Depending on the polymer chemistry and architecture, various types of organization at interfaces can be expected, and further exploited for applications in nanotechnology, electronics, and biomedical sciences. In this article, we discuss the formation and characterization of Langmuir monolayers from various amphiphilic block copolymers, including chargeable and thus pH-responsivematerials. Solid-supported polymer films are reviewed in the context of alteration of surface properties by ultrathin polymer layers and the possibilities for application in tissue engineering, sensors and biomaterials. Finally, we focus on how organic andSelf-assembly phenomena in block copolymer systems are attracting considerable interest from the scientific community and industry alike. Particularly interesting is the behavior of amphiphilic copolymers, which can self-organize into nanoscale-sized objects such as micelles, vesicles, or tubes in solution, and which form well-defined assemblies at interfaces such as air-liquid, air-solid, or liquid-solid. Depending on the polymer chemistry and architecture, various types of organization at interfaces can be expected, and further exploited for applications in nanotechnology, electronics, and biomedical sciences. In this article, we discuss the formation and characterization of Langmuir monolayers from various amphiphilic block copolymers, including chargeable and thus pH-responsivematerials. Solid-supported polymer films are reviewed in the context of alteration of surface properties by ultrathin polymer layers and the possibilities for application in tissue engineering, sensors and biomaterials. Finally, we focus on how organic and polymer monolayers influence the growth of inorganic materials. This is a truly biomimetic approach since Nature uses soft interfaces to control the nucleation, growth, and morphology of biominerals such as calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, and silica.show moreshow less

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Author:Katarzyna Kita-Tokarczyk, Mathias Junginger, Serena Belegrinou, Andreas TaubertORCiDGND
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/12_2010_58
ISBN:978-3-642-22297-9
ISSN:0065-3195 (print)
Parent Title (English):Advances in polymer science
Parent Title (English):Advances in Polymer Science
Publisher:Springer
Place of publication:Berlin
Editor:AHE Muller, O Borisov
Document Type:Review
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2011
Year of Completion:2011
Release Date:2017/03/26
Tag:Amphiphilic polymers; Bio-inspired mineralization; Langmuir monolayers; Polymers on surfaces
Volume:242
Issue:1
Pagenumber:51
First Page:151
Last Page:201
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Chemie
Peer Review:Referiert