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Polymerization induced self-assembly: an opportunity toward the self-assembly of polysaccharide-containing copolymers into high-order morphologies

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Abstract

Glyco-nanostructures, nano-objects obtained from the self-assembly of amphiphilic copolymers containing natural polysaccharides called glycopolymers, are promising nanocarriers that have attracted great attention for many decades owing to their interesting biodegradability and biocompatibility. However, the conventional self-assembly processes used currently lead to the production of primitive assemblies. This mini-review focuses on the recent efforts in the self-assembly of amphiphilic glycopolymers and highlights the advantages of Polymerization Induced Self-Assembly (PISA) to offer them a new breakthrough in biomedical applications, as their synthetic copolymer counterparts.

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The article was received on 05 Sep 2018, accepted on 03 Oct 2018 and first published on 03 Oct 2018


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY01295D
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    Polymerization induced self-assembly: an opportunity toward the self-assembly of polysaccharide-containing copolymers into high-order morphologies

    J. Six and K. Ferji, Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8PY01295D

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