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Stimuli-responsive hierarchically self-assembled 3D porous polymer-based structures with aligned pores

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Abstract

We have developed a novel approach for the fabrication of self-assembled porous materials with uniaxial tubular pores. The approach is based on the use of microtubes formed by stimuli-induced rolling of polymer bilayers consisting of hydrophobic and stimuli-responsive hydrophilic polymers. Different objects, for example yeast cells, can be encapsulated inside the tubes during their rolling. The self-rolled tubes filled with the yeast cells are capable of controlled self-assembly and form a uniaxial tubular homogeneously filled scaffold. Moreover, our approach allows design of porous materials with the pores having different properties.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive hierarchically self-assembled 3D porous polymer-based structures with aligned pores

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The article was received on 10 Oct 2012, accepted on 12 Dec 2012 and first published on 14 Dec 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2TB00231K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013,1, 1786-1793
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    Stimuli-responsive hierarchically self-assembled 3D porous polymer-based structures with aligned pores

    S. Zakharchenko, N. Puretskiy, G. Stoychev, C. Waurisch, S. G. Hickey, A. Eychmüller, J. Sommer and L. Ionov, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 1786
    DOI: 10.1039/C2TB00231K

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