Supramolecular materials based on hydrogen-bonded polymers

Gerrit ten Brinke*, Janne Ruokolainen, Olli Ikkala

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Abstract

Combining supramolecular principles with block copolymer self-assembly offers unique possibilities to create materials with responsive and/or tunable properties. The present chapter focuses on supramolecular materials based on hydrogen bonding and (block co-) polymers. Several cases will be discussed where the self-assembled nanostructured morphology can be easily tuned using composition as the natural variable. A large body of the material reviewed concerns hydrogen-bonded side-chain (block co-) polymers. Side chains both with and without mesogenic units are discussed. Frequently the thermoreversibility of the hydrogen bonds allows for responsiveness of material properties to external stimuli such as temperature, pH, and electromagnetic fields. Temperature-dependent photonic bandgap, temperature-dependent proton conductivity, pH-erasable multilayers, temperature-induced volume transitions, and fast AC electric field-induced orientational switching of microdomains are the main examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHYDROGEN BONDED POLYMERS
EditorsW Binder
Place of PublicationBERLIN
PublisherSpringer
Pages113-177
Number of pages65
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-68587-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameAdvances in Polymer Science
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Volume207
ISSN (Print)0065-3195

Keywords

  • hydrogen bonding
  • polymers
  • block copolymers
  • self-assembly
  • tunability
  • responsivity
  • POLYELECTROLYTE-SURFACTANT COMPLEXES
  • COMB-SHAPED SUPRAMOLECULES
  • LIQUID-CRYSTAL POLYMERS
  • INDUCED MESOMORPHIC STRUCTURES
  • DIBLOCK COPOLYMER TEMPLATES
  • ORDER-DISORDER TRANSITION
  • PSEUDO-BLOCK-COPOLYMERS
  • SIDE-CHAIN POLYMERS
  • END-FUNCTIONALIZED OLIGOMERS
  • ALTERNATING MULTILAYER FILM

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