Tuning the Size of Supramolecular Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles

Academic Article


  • AbstractIn 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. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2010
  • Authors

  • Foster, E Johan
  • Berda, Erik
  • Meijer, EW
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • January 1, 2011
  • Has Subject Area


  • ROMP
  • hydrogen bonding
  • nanoparticle
  • polymer folding
  • supramolecular polymers
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 118
  • End Page

  • 126
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 1