Introduction to polymerisation-induced self assembly
Steve Armes, Sébastien Perrier and Per Zetterlund introduce the Polymer Chemistry themed collection on polymerisation-induced self assembly.
Cross-linking approaches for block copolymer nano-assemblies via RAFT-mediated polymerization-induced self-assembly
This minireview summarizes the current cross-linking approaches to stabilize block copolymer nano-assemblies obtained via RAFT-mediated PISA process.
PISA: construction of self-organized and self-assembled functional vesicular structures
PISA reaction networks alone, integrated with other networks, or designing properties into the amphiphiles confer functionalities to the supramolecular assemblies.
Reaction-induced phase transitions with block copolymers in solution and bulk
Reaction-induced phase transitions use chemical reactions to drive macromolecular organisation and self-assembly. This review highlights significant and recent advancements in this burgeoning field.
Boron-rich, cytocompatible block copolymer nanoparticles by polymerization-induced self-assembly
A new methacrylic boronate ester is synthesized and exploited to produce biocompatible nanoparticles with a boron-rich core by PISA.
Towards nanoparticles with site-specific degradability by ring-opening copolymerization induced self-assembly in organic medium
Radical ring-opening copolymerization-induced self-assembly (rROPISA) was successfully applied to the synthesis of core-, surface- or surface plus core-degradable nanoparticles in heptane, leading to site-specific degradability by rROPISA.
Polymerization-induced self-assembly via RAFT in emulsion: effect of Z-group on the nucleation step
It is demonstrated that the nature of the Z-group of trithiocarbonate RAFT agents can have a major effect on the nucleation step of aqueous RAFT PISA performed as emulsion polymerization.
Photoactive rose bengal-based latex via RAFT emulsion polymerization-induced self-assembly
Rose bengal shell- or core-functionalized acrylic latex synthesized by RAFT emulsion PISA: interfacial photosensitized 1O2 production under visible light.
Nano-assemblies with core-forming hydrophobic polypeptide via polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA)
The aim of this study is to produce self-assembled structures with hydrophobic polypeptide cores via Reversible Addition–Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) – mediated Polymerisation-Induced Self-Assembly (PISA).
Functional nanostructures by NiCCo-PISA of helical poly(aryl isocyanide) copolymers
Nickel-catalysed coordination polymerisation-induced self-assembly (NiCCo-PISA) as a straightforward and versatile methodology to achieve functional helix-containing polymeric nano-objects.
Ultra-thin patchy polymer-coated graphene oxide as a novel anticancer drug carrier
PISA generated polymer pimples on single graphene oxide sheets maintain colloidal stability for the adsorption and release of DOX.
Forced gradient copolymerisation: a simplified approach for polymerisation-induced self-assembly
In this work, a novel and versatile gradient copolymerisation approach to simplify polymeric nanoparticle synthesis through polymerisation-induced self-assembly (PISA) is reported.
All poly(ionic liquid) block copolymer nanoparticles from antagonistic isomeric macromolecular blocks via aqueous RAFT polymerization-induced self-assembly
All-poly(ionic liquid) block copolymer nanoparticles are prepared by aqueous RAFT PISA using a couple of isomeric ionic liquid monomers leading to macromolecular building blocks with antagonistic solution behavior in water.
Laponite®-based colloidal nanocomposites prepared by RAFT-mediated surfactant-free emulsion polymerization: the role of non-ionic and anionic macroRAFT polymers in stability and morphology control
The synthesis of Laponite®-based nanocomposite latexes by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT)-mediated surfactant-free emulsion polymerization using different macroRAFT agents is described.
Self-assembly of amphiphilic copolymers containing polysaccharide: PISA versus nanoprecipitation, and the temperature effect
The self-assembly methods and the temperature have a considerable impact on the morphology of the resulting nanoobjects in the case of amphiphilic glycopolymers.
Uncontrolled polymerization that occurred during photoinitiated RAFT dispersion polymerization of acrylic monomers promotes the formation of uniform raspberry-like polymer particles
Uniform raspberry-like polymer particles are prepared by a different type of photoinitiated RAFT dispersion polymerization.
Synthesis of poly(stearyl methacrylate)-poly(2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate) diblock copolymer nanoparticles via RAFT dispersion polymerization of 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate in mineral oil
RAFT dispersion polymerization of 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate produces diblock copolymer spheres, worms or vesicles in mineral oil; the Pickering emulsifier performance of the spheres is examined.
Unravelling the formation of BAB block copolymer assemblies during PISA in water
BAB triblock copolymers prepared by PISA in water self-assemble into a transient network of bridged micelles. The slowdown of the exchange of B blocks between micelles during PISA is highlighted as well as the parameters affecting the polymerization.
Synthesis of nano-capsules via aqueous emulsion RCMP-PISA and encapsulation
Synthesis of nano-capsules using aqueous RCMP-PISA and encapsulation of rhodamine-B (Rh-B).
Poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(vinyl acetate) block copolymer particles with various morphologies via RAFT/MADIX aqueous emulsion PISA
The polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) of amphiphilic diblock copolymers of poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(vinyl acetate) in water was achieved through macromolecular design via interchange of xanthate (MADIX) polymerization in emulsion.
Rapid production of block copolymer nano-objects via continuous-flow ultrafast RAFT dispersion polymerisation
Continuous-flow reactors are exploited for conducting ultrafast RAFT dispersion polymerisation for the preparation of diblock copolymer nanoparticles.
Investigating the influence of solvent quality on RAFT-mediated PISA of sulfonate-functional diblock copolymer nanoparticles
Solvent quality has a marked impact on the assembly of sulfonate-functional diblock copolymer nanoparticles prepared by PISA.
Epoxy-functional diblock copolymer spheres, worms and vesicles via polymerization-induced self-assembly in mineral oil
Epoxy-functional poly(stearyl methacrylate)-poly(glycidyl methacrylate) spheres, worms or vesicles can be prepared by RAFT dispersion polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate in mineral oil at 70 °C.
Star amphiphilic block copolymers: synthesis via polymerization-induced self-assembly and crosslinking within nanoparticles, and solution and interfacial properties
The star amphiphilic block copolymer of star s-PNIPAM-b-PS is synthesized and it shows characteristics significantly different from those of the linear block copolymer counterpart.
Poly(diallyldimethylammonium) based poly(ionic liquid) di- and triblock copolymers by PISA as matrices for ionogel membranes
Poly(diallyldimethylammonium)-b-polystyrene AB and ABA block copolymers were synthesized using MADIX under PISA conditions. Ionogels for sodium batteries were prepared using the poly(ionic liquid) triblock copolymers.
Synthesis and direct assembly of linear–dendritic copolymers via CuAAC click polymerization-induced self-assembly (CPISA)
A one-pot method was developed for in situ preparation of linear–dendritic copolymer assemblies via click polymerization-induced self-assembly (CPISA).
Sphere-to-worm morphological transitions and size changes through thiol–para-fluoro core modification of PISA-made nano-objects
Spherical diblock copolymer nanoparticles became larger spheres, unimers, or worm-shaped particles when functionalised via thiol–para-fluoro substitution in the core.
About this collection
This special issue, Guest Edited by Editor-in-Chief Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik (Queensland University of Technology), Professor Per Zetterlund (University of South Wales), Professor Sebastien Perrier (University of Warwick) and Professor Steve Armes (University of Sheffield), presents the latest developments in Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (PISA), and covers the most recent, exciting advances in synthesis, materials properties as well as applications of systems obtained from PISA.