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Keywords:

  • block copolymers;
  • conjugated polymers;
  • nanostructures;
  • self-assembly;
  • vesicles

Abstract

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Based on their rigid-rod structure all-conjugated, rod-rod block copolymers show a preferred tendency to self-assemble into low-curvature vesicular or lamellar nanostructures independent from their specific chemical structure and composition. This unique and attractive behaviour is clearly illustrated in a few examples of such all-conjugated block copolymers. The resulting nanostructured heteromaterials may find applications in electronic devices or artificial membranes.