Journal article

Clickable Poly(2-oxazoline) Architectures for the Fabrication of Low-Fouling Polymer Capsules

Kristian Kempe, Sher Leen Ng, Ka Fung Noi, Markus Muellner, Sylvia T Gunawan, Frank Caruso

ACS MACRO LETTERS | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2013

Abstract

Hollow polymer capsules were prepared from linear as well as brushlike poly(2-oxazoline)s (POxs). Linear POxs containing alkene functionalities were obtained by cationic ring-opening polymerization (CROP), whereas the brush POxs bearing alkyne moieties were synthesized by a combination of CROP and reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. Multilayers consisting of POx/poly(methacrylic acid) (PMA) were sequentially deposited onto silica particle templates, and the films were stabilized either by thiol-ene (TE) chemistry or copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAc). Stable, monodisperse capsules were formed after removal of the silica particles with hydr..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

K. Kempe is grateful to the Alexander von Humboldt-foundation for a Feodor-Lynen fellowship. M. Mullner thanks The University of Melbourne for a McKenzie Fellowship. F. Caruso acknowledges funding from the Australian Research Council under the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme (FL1201100030).