Synthesis of hollow responsive functional nanocages using a metal–ligand complexation strategy
Ievins, Alexander D., Moughton, Adam O. and O’Reilly, Rachel K.. (2008) Synthesis of hollow responsive functional nanocages using a metal–ligand complexation strategy. Macromolecules, Vol.41 (No.10). pp. 3571-3578. ISSN 0024-9297Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma800047r
A metal–ligand complexation strategy using ruthenium−terpyridine interactions was utilized for the facile synthesis of amphiphilic block copolymers which were self-assembled into spherical micelles and stabilized throughout their shell to afford well-defined nanoparticles. The labile metal–ligand bond at the nanoparticle core–shell interface was then readily broken to enable excavation to afford hollow completely hydrophilic nanocages which can no longer sequester hydrophobic small molecules. These nanocages also demonstrated pH responsiveness and could be further functionalized by the reintroduction of metals.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Nanostructured materials -- Synthesis, Block copolymers, Self-assembly (Chemistry), Micelles, Nanoparticles, Transition metal complexes, Ligands|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Macromolecules|
|Publisher:||American Chemical Society|
|Page Range:||pp. 3571-3578|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Nanotechnology, Royal Society (Great Britain), Downing College (University of Cambridge), Nuffield Foundation|
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