Nanoparticle Vesicles with Controllable Surface Topographies through Block Copolymer-Mediated Self-Assembly of Silica Nanospheres

Shujun Zhou, Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki, Sachio Tsuboike, Junzheng Wang, Atsushi Shimojima, Tatsuya Okubo

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    Abstract

    Silica nanoparticle vesicles (NPVs) with encapsulating capability and surface permeability are highly attractive in nanocatalysis, biosensing, and drug delivery systems. Herein, we report the facile fabrication of silica NPVs composed of a monolayer of silica nanospheres (SNSs, ca. 15 nm in diameter) through the block copolymer-mediated self-assembly of SNSs. The silica NPVs gain different surface topographies, such as raspberry- and brain coral-like topographies, under controlled heat treatment conditions. The vesicular assembly of SNSs is successful with a series of poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide) block copolymers, and the size of NPVs can be tuned by changing their molecular weight. The polymer is easily extracted from the NPVs with their colloidal dispersibility and structural integrity intact. The polymer-free silica NPVs further serve as a reaction vessel and host for functional materials such as tin oxide nanoparticles.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13214-13220
    Number of pages7
    JournalLangmuir
    Volume31
    Issue number48
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 11

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    Nanospheres
    Surface topography
    block copolymers
    Silicon Dioxide
    Self assembly
    Block copolymers
    self assembly
    topography
    Silica
    Nanoparticles
    silicon dioxide
    nanoparticles
    Polypropylene oxides
    propylene oxide
    polypropylene
    Polymers
    encapsulating
    Functional materials
    polymers
    Structural integrity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrochemistry
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Spectroscopy

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    Nanoparticle Vesicles with Controllable Surface Topographies through Block Copolymer-Mediated Self-Assembly of Silica Nanospheres. / Zhou, Shujun; Sugawara-Narutaki, Ayae; Tsuboike, Sachio; Wang, Junzheng; Shimojima, Atsushi; Okubo, Tatsuya.

    In: Langmuir, Vol. 31, No. 48, 11.11.2015, p. 13214-13220.

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    Zhou, Shujun ; Sugawara-Narutaki, Ayae ; Tsuboike, Sachio ; Wang, Junzheng ; Shimojima, Atsushi ; Okubo, Tatsuya. / Nanoparticle Vesicles with Controllable Surface Topographies through Block Copolymer-Mediated Self-Assembly of Silica Nanospheres. In: Langmuir. 2015 ; Vol. 31, No. 48. pp. 13214-13220.
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