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POSS-based Amphiphiles: Synthesis and Use in Self-assembling Nanosystems and Nanomaterials

[ Vol. 21 , Issue. 28 ]

Author(s):

Yaochen Zheng, Zhengguo Gao, Yan Sheng, Jin Han* and Yuan Gao*   Pages 2849 - 2876 ( 28 )

Abstract:


Background: Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS)-based amphiphiles can be divided into two types: traditional and shape amphiphiles, which are often composed of hydrophobic cage-like POSS moiety and hydrophilic/hydrophobic linear polymer segment, mainly exhibiting tadpole-, dumbbell- and starshaped structures.

Objective: The aim of this review will give an overall understanding of POSS-based amphiphiles in synthesis, characterization and potential applications.

Method: Combined click reaction with living (controlled) polymerization techniques, two main strategies, “POSS first” strategy and “polymer first” strategy, have been used to prepare POSS-based amphiphiles.

Results: POSS-based amphiphiles can be self-assembly in specific solution and they have been widely applied in organic-inorganic materials, proton exchange membranes, catalyst supports, nanotechnologies, dyeencapsulation, and photoluminescence devices, etc.

Conclusion: In this review, we majorly focus on the advances in the synthesis, self-assembling, and potential applications of POSS-based amphiphiles reported over the last decade.

Keywords:

Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS), amphiphile, synthesis, self-assembly, application, nanomaterials.

Affiliation:

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yantai University, 30 Qingquan Road, Yantai, 264005, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yantai University, 30 Qingquan Road, Yantai, 264005, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yantai University, 30 Qingquan Road, Yantai, 264005, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, 310014, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yantai University, 30 Qingquan Road, Yantai, 264005

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