Stimulus responsive core-shell nanoparticles: synthesis and applications of polymer based aqueous systems

Cayre, Olivier J., Chagneux, Nelly and Biggs, Simon (2011) Stimulus responsive core-shell nanoparticles: synthesis and applications of polymer based aqueous systems. Soft Matter, 7 6: 2211-2234. doi:10.1039/c0sm01072c


Author Cayre, Olivier J.
Chagneux, Nelly
Biggs, Simon
Title Stimulus responsive core-shell nanoparticles: synthesis and applications of polymer based aqueous systems
Journal name Soft Matter   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-683X
1744-6848
Publication date 2011-03-21
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1039/c0sm01072c
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 7
Issue 6
Start page 2211
End page 2234
Total pages 24
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Abstract In this article we review the current state of knowledge in the field of responsive nanoparticles for aqueous-based systems. The review focuses on the use of stimuli-responsive copolymers that can either self-assemble into 'soft' nanoparticles or that are attached to the surface of solid nanoparticles. We first describe the most common methods for synthesizing the different responsive polymers used in the design of such nanoparticles, highlighting living radical polymerization techniques in particular. Subsequently, we give examples of how copolymers containing such responsive blocks can self-assemble into a wide range of 'soft' structures. We also depict the main techniques for attaching responsive polymers to the surface of solid nanoparticles and list advantages and drawbacks of each. Finally, for both soft self-assembled systems and solid core-polymer shell systems, we show specific examples of these systems used in a varied range of applications including drug delivery, smart emulsifiers, transport across membranes, sensors and coatings.
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology Publications
 
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