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Polymerization-induced self-assembly for the fabrication of polymeric nano-objects with enhanced structural stability by cross-linking

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Abstract

Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) has been established as a robust strategy to synthesize block copolymer nano-objects with various morphologies, sizes, and surface chemistry, which greatly enlarges the library of functional nano-objects for further applications. The structural stability of nano-objects is an important concern when they are used in drug delivery, nanoreactors, Pickering emulsifiers, etc. Generally, chemical cross-linking via either post-polymerization or in situ cross-linking strategies has been demonstrated to be a viable strategy to improve the structural stability of the nano-objects. In this review, we focus on the PISA-generated nano-objects with enhanced structural stability via either post-polymerization or in situ cross-linking strategies and their applications.

Graphical abstract: Polymerization-induced self-assembly for the fabrication of polymeric nano-objects with enhanced structural stability by cross-linking

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Submitted
10 Mar 2020
Accepted
03 May 2020
First published
05 May 2020

Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Review Article

Polymerization-induced self-assembly for the fabrication of polymeric nano-objects with enhanced structural stability by cross-linking

W. Zhang, J. Kadirkhanov, C. Wang, S. Ding, C. Hong, F. Wang and Y. You, Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0PY00368A

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