From coordination polymers to hierarchical self-assembled structures

Y. Yan, A. de Keizer, M.A. Cohen Stuart, N.A.M. Besseling

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    In this review, novel hierarchical self-assembled structures based on reversible organo-metallic supramolecular polymers are discussed. Firstly, we discuss recent advances in the field of coordination polymers, considering cases in which transition metal ions and bis- or multiligands are used to build up organo-metallic supramolecular polymers. Secondly, we review hierarchical self-assembled structures based on these coordination polymers, such as polyelectrolyte layer-by-layer films, capsules, complex coacervate core micelles and microemulsions, and nanoribbons. Finally, we give a short perspective on the formation of coordination-polymeric hierarchical self-assembled structures. The implications of fundamental and applied research, as well as aspects of new technologies are also discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSelf Organized nanostructures of Amphilic Block Coploymers II
    EditorsA.H.E. Mueller, O. Borisov
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Polymer Science


    • metallo-supramolecular polymers
    • polyelectrolyte-amphiphile complex
    • coacervate core micelles
    • functionalized bis-terpyridines
    • diblock copolymer
    • metallosupramolecular chemistry
    • electrostatic functionality
    • optical-properties
    • transition-metals
    • materia

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