Advanced Materials

Mesoporous Block Copolymer Nanoparticles with Tailored Structures by Hydrogen-Bonding-Assisted Self-Assembly

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  • Renhua Deng,

    1. Hubei Key Lab of Materials Chemistry and Service Failure, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China, Fax: (+86) 27 875-43632
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  • Shanqin Liu,

    1. Hubei Key Lab of Materials Chemistry and Service Failure, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China, Fax: (+86) 27 875-43632
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  • Jingyi Li,

    1. Hubei Key Lab of Materials Chemistry and Service Failure, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China, Fax: (+86) 27 875-43632
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  • Yonggui Liao,

    1. Hubei Key Lab of Materials Chemistry and Service Failure, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China, Fax: (+86) 27 875-43632
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  • Juan Tao,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Affliated Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China
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  • Jintao Zhu

    Corresponding author
    1. Hubei Key Lab of Materials Chemistry and Service Failure, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China, Fax: (+86) 27 875-43632
    • Hubei Key Lab of Materials Chemistry and Service Failure, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, P. R. China, Fax: (+86) 27 875-43632.
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Abstract

A simple, yet robust route to prepare polymer nanoparticles with tunable internal structures through supramolecular assembly within emulsion droplets is presented. Nanoparticles with various internal morphologies, including dispersed spheres, dispersed spirals, stacked toroids, and concentric lamellae, are obtained due to the 3D confinement and variation of hydrogen-bonding agent. This method also allows us to form mesoporous particles through further disassembly of the supramoleclar assemblies by rupturing the hydrogen bonding.

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