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Chen, Rong;Pearce, Daniel J. G.;Fortuna, Sara;Cheung, David L.;Bon, Stefan A. F.
2011
February
Journal Of The American Chemical Society
Polymer Vesicles with a Colloidal Armor of Nanoparticles
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The fabrication of polymer vesicles with a colloidal armor made from a variety of nanoparticles is demonstrated. In addition, it is shown that the armored supracolloidal structure can be postmodified through film-formation of soft polymer latex particles on the surface of the polymersome, hereby effectively wrapping the polymersome in a plastic bag, as well as through formation of a hydrogel by disintegrating an assembled polymer latex made from poly(ethyl acrylate-co-methacrylic acid) upon increasing the pH. Furthermore, ordering and packing patterns are briefly addressed with the aid of Monte Carlo simulations, including patterns observed when polymersomes are exposed to a binary mixture of colloids of different size.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja110359f
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