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Keywords:

  • Janus particles;
  • micelles;
  • nanostructures;
  • self-assembly;
  • supramolecular chemistry
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Not just a pretty structure: Water-dispersible hybrid nanotubes were used as a desymmetrization tool to prepare Janus nanoparticles consisting of a hydrophobic sphere with water-soluble polymer chains grafted on one side (see picture). The Janus micelles undergo self-assembly to form supermicelles with a flowerlike morphology in which the constituent Janus particles are the “petals”.