Structural characterization of nanoparticles formed by fluorinated poly(2-oxazoline)-based polyphiles

Abstract : We report on the self-assembly behavior of poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline)–block–poly(2-octyl-2-oxazoline) comprising different terminal perfluoroalkyl fragments in aqueous solutions. As reported previously [Eur. Polym. J., 2017, 88, 645-655] such polyphiles can form a plethora of nanostructures depending of the composition and on the way of preparation. Here we report, for the first time, detailed information on the internal structure of the nanoparticles resulting from the self-assembly of these copolymers. Small-angle neutron and x-ray scattering (SANS/SAXS) experiments unambiguously prove the existence of polymersomes, wormlike micelles and their aggregates in aqueous solution. It is shown that increasing content of fluorine in the poly(2-oxazoline) copolymers results in a morphological transition from bilayered or multi-layered vesicles to wormlike micelles for solutions prepared by direct dissolution. In contrast, nanoparticles prepared by dialysis of a polymer solution in a non-selective organic solvent against water are characterized by SAXS method. The internal structure of the nanoparticles could be assessed by fitting of the scattering data, revealing complex core-double shell architecture of spherical symmetry. Additionally, long range ordering is identified for all studied nanoparticles due to the crystallization of the poly(2-octyl-2-oxazoline) segments inside the nanoparticles.
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European Polymer Journal, Elsevier, 2018, 〈10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2018.01.007〉
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Anna Riabtseva, Leonid Kaberov, Laurence Noirez, Vasyl Ryukhtin, Corinne Nardin, et al.. Structural characterization of nanoparticles formed by fluorinated poly(2-oxazoline)-based polyphiles. European Polymer Journal, Elsevier, 2018, 〈10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2018.01.007〉. 〈hal-01689963〉

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