Incorporation of block copolymer micelles into multilayer films for use as nanodelivery systems

Addison, Timothy, Cayre, Olivier J., Biggs, Simon, Armes, Steven P. and York, David (2008) Incorporation of block copolymer micelles into multilayer films for use as nanodelivery systems. Langmuir, 24 23: 13328-13333. doi:10.1021/la802396g

Author Addison, Timothy
Cayre, Olivier J.
Biggs, Simon
Armes, Steven P.
York, David
Title Incorporation of block copolymer micelles into multilayer films for use as nanodelivery systems
Journal name Langmuir   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0743-7463
Publication date 2008-12-02
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/la802396g
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Issue 23
Start page 13328
End page 13333
Total pages 6
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Abstract This work demonstrates the potential application of stimulus responsive block copolymer micelles as triggerable delivery systems for use within multilayer films. Cationic, pH-responsive micelles of poly[2-(dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate-block-poly(2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)] (PDMA-PDEA) were deposited on anionic polystyrene latex particles. The charge reversal of the surface and the amount of adsorbed polymer were monitored by zeta potential measurements and colloidal titrations, respectively. Prior to adsorption, the PDMA-PDEA micelles were loaded with a hydrophobic dye, and Uv-vis spectroscopy was used to determine the amount of dye encapsulated within a monolayer of micelles. It was found that subtle chemical modification of the PDMA-PDEA diblock copolymer via permanent quaternization of the PDEA block results in micelles with tunable loading capacities. Multilayers of cationic micelles of partially quaternized PDMA-PDEA and anionic polyelectrolyte (poly(sodium 4-styrene sulfonate)) were deposited on the surface of polystyrene latex particles by sequential adsorption. Uv-vis analysis of the dye present within the multilayer after the addition of each layer demonstrates that the micelles are sufficiently robust to retain encapsulated dye after multiple adsorption/washing cycles and can thus create a film that can be increasingly loaded with dye as more micelle layers are adsorbed. Multiple washing cycles were performed on micellar monolayers of PDMA-PDEA to demonstrate how such systems can be used to bring about triggerable release of actives. When performing several consecutive washing steps at pH 9.3, the micelle structure of the PDMA-PDEA micelles in the monolayer is retained, resulting in only a small reduction in the amount of encapsulated dye. In contrast, washing at pH 4, the structure of the micelle layers is severely disrupted, resulting in a fast release of the encapsulated dye into the bulk. Finally, if a sufficient number of micelle/homopolyelectrolyte layers are adsorbed, it is possible to selectively dissolve the latex template, resulting in hollow capsules.
Keyword Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology Publications
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