Layer-by-layer assembly of polymersomes and polyelectrolytes on planar surfaces and microsized colloidal particles

Authors
Coustet, Marcos Eduardo; Irigoyen, Joseba; Alonso Garcia, Teodoro; Murray, Richard A.; Romero, Gabriela; Cortizo, Maria Susana; Knoll, Wolfgang; Azzaroni, Omar; Moya, Sergio Eduardo
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Hybrid polyelectrolyte multilayer systems were fabricated on top of planar surfaces and colloidal particles via layer by layer (LbL) assembly of polystyrene sulphonate (PSS) and polybenzyl methacrylate-block-poly(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (PBzMA-b-PDMAEMA) polymersomes. Polymersomes were prepared by self assembly of PBzMA-b-PDMAEMA copolymer, synthesised by group transfer polymerisation. Polymersomes display a diameter of 270 nm and a shell thickness of 11 nm. Assembly on planar surfaces was followed by means of the Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Detailed information on the assembly mechanism and surface topology of the polymersome/polyelectrolyte films was thereby obtained. The assembly of polymersomes and PSS on top of silica particles of 500 nm in diameter was confirmed by ζ-potential measurements. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed that polymersome/PSS coated silica particles increase in total diameter up to 3–5 μm. This hints toward the formation of densely packed polymersome layers. In addition, CLSM showed that polymersome/PSS films exhibit a high loading capacity that could potentially be used for encapsulation and delivery of diverse chemical species. These results provide an insight into the formation of multilayered films with compartmentalised hydrophilic/hydrophobic domains and may lead to the successful application of polymersomes in surface-engineered colloidal systems.
Fil: Coustet, Marcos Eduardo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas; Argentina
Fil: Irigoyen, Joseba. Centro de Investigación Cooperativa en Biomateriales. San Sebastián; España
Fil: Alonso Garcia, Teodoro. Centro de Investigación Cooperativa en Biomateriales. San Sebastián; España
Fil: Murray, Richard A.. Centro de Investigación Cooperativa en Biomateriales. San Sebastián; España
Fil: Romero, Gabriela. Centro de Investigación Cooperativa en Biomateriales. San Sebastián; España
Fil: Cortizo, Maria Susana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas; Argentina
Fil: Knoll, Wolfgang. Austrian Institute of Technology. Viena; Austria
Fil: Azzaroni, Omar. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas. Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas; Argentina
Fil: Moya, Sergio Eduardo. Centro de Investigación Cooperativa en Biomateriales. San Sebastián; España
Subject
Layer-by-layer assembly
Colloidal nanomaterials
Polymersomes
Otras Ciencias Químicas
Ciencias Químicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
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Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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