Electrostatic assembly of poly(ethylene glycol) nanotubes

Woo Sik Jang, Tomonori Saito, Michael A. Hickner, Jodie L. Lutkenhaus

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Abstract

Polyethylene glycol) (PEG)-based films, nanotubes, and nanotube arrays were successfully made using layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly ion-containing PEO derivatives on porous templates and planar substrates. PEG nanotubes are challenging to produce because PEG dissolves into solutions and solvents used during nanotube processing, but our techniques circumvent the issue. Nanotube dimensions were verified using microscopy and the average observed diameter was 155 nm. The PEG-based structures showed remarkable stability in water, salt water, and sodium hydroxide solution. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-751
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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