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Title: Dynamic and programmable morphology and size evolution via a living hierarchical self-assembly strategy

Abstract

Recent advances in the preparation of shape-shifting and size-growing nanostructures are hot topics in development of nanoscience, because many intelligent functions are always relied on their shape and dimension. Here we report a tunable manipulation of sequential self-assembled transformation in situ via a hierarchical assembly strategy based on a living thiol–disulfide exchange reaction. By tailoring the external stimuli, the reactive points can be generated at the ends of initially unimolecular micelles, which subsequently drive the pre-assemblies to periodically proceed into the hierarchically micellar connection, axial growth, bending, and cyclization processes from nanoscopic assemblies to macroscopic particles. Of particular interest would be systems that acquired the shape control and size adjustment of self-assemblies after termination or reactivation of disulfide reshuffling reaction by regulating external stimuli whenever needed. Such a hierarchical strategy for self-assembled evolution is universally applicable not only for other disulfide-linked dendritic polymers but also for exploitation of biological applications.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4]
  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China); Zhengzhou Univ., Henan (China)
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China); Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531348
Report Number(s):
[PNNL-SA-136487]
[Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC05-76RL01830]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 1]; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Wang, Xing, Gao, Peiyuan, Yang, Yanyu, Guo, Hongxia, and Wu, Decheng. Dynamic and programmable morphology and size evolution via a living hierarchical self-assembly strategy. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05142-3.
Wang, Xing, Gao, Peiyuan, Yang, Yanyu, Guo, Hongxia, & Wu, Decheng. Dynamic and programmable morphology and size evolution via a living hierarchical self-assembly strategy. United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05142-3.
Wang, Xing, Gao, Peiyuan, Yang, Yanyu, Guo, Hongxia, and Wu, Decheng. Tue . "Dynamic and programmable morphology and size evolution via a living hierarchical self-assembly strategy". United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05142-3. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531348.
@article{osti_1531348,
title = {Dynamic and programmable morphology and size evolution via a living hierarchical self-assembly strategy},
author = {Wang, Xing and Gao, Peiyuan and Yang, Yanyu and Guo, Hongxia and Wu, Decheng},
abstractNote = {Recent advances in the preparation of shape-shifting and size-growing nanostructures are hot topics in development of nanoscience, because many intelligent functions are always relied on their shape and dimension. Here we report a tunable manipulation of sequential self-assembled transformation in situ via a hierarchical assembly strategy based on a living thiol–disulfide exchange reaction. By tailoring the external stimuli, the reactive points can be generated at the ends of initially unimolecular micelles, which subsequently drive the pre-assemblies to periodically proceed into the hierarchically micellar connection, axial growth, bending, and cyclization processes from nanoscopic assemblies to macroscopic particles. Of particular interest would be systems that acquired the shape control and size adjustment of self-assemblies after termination or reactivation of disulfide reshuffling reaction by regulating external stimuli whenever needed. Such a hierarchical strategy for self-assembled evolution is universally applicable not only for other disulfide-linked dendritic polymers but also for exploitation of biological applications.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-018-05142-3},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = [1],
volume = [9],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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