Published Online: 15 MAR 2012
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Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials
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O'Reilly, R. K. 2012. Self-Assembled Nanoparticles. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2012
Supramolecular self-assembly techniques have provided a versatile means by which to selectively assemble polymeric molecules into well-defined three-dimensional nanostructures. The stabilization and tailoring of these dynamic nanostructures can be achieved using a range of chemistries to afford functional robust nanoparticles. In this review, we highlight the current techniques and science toward the application of aqueous self-assembly techniques for the synthesis of polymer nanostructures. There are two main aspects addressed within this review, the first being the synthesis of spherical particles (with a focus on micelles and vesicles) and second the current literature state of the art for the preparation of anisotropic particles.
- anisotropic particles