Controlled Shape Transformation of Polymersome Stomatocytes

Authors

  • Silvie A. Meeuwissen,

    1. Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Department of Organic Chemistry, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 24-365-3393
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  • Prof. Dr. Kyoung Taek Kim,

    1. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Korea)
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  • Yingchao Chen,

    1. University of Delaware, Newark (USA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Darrin J. Pochan,

    1. University of Delaware, Newark (USA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jan C. M. van Hest

    Corresponding author
    1. Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Department of Organic Chemistry, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 24-365-3393
    • Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Department of Organic Chemistry, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 24-365-3393
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  • This work was financially supported by NWO and National Science Foundation award DMR-0906815. The authors would like to thank Geert-Jan Janssen and Jeroen Kuipers for their assistance with cryo-SEM.

Abstract

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Gestaltwandler: Polymervesikel aus Blockcopolymeren mit einem glasartigen hydrophoben Segment müssen nicht mehr notwendigerweise die Morphologie beibehalten, die direkt nach der Selbstorganisation resultiert. Die graduelle Einführung plastifizierender Lösungsmittel ergibt eine permeable, vesikuläre Membran, die zusammen mit Unterschieden im osmotischen Druck zur Formumwandlung führt (siehe Bild).

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