Nanostructured polymers and Copolymers

Soft matter is characterized by subtle forces and weak interactions, such as hydrogen bonds, van der Waals forces and π-π interactions that give rise to a complex hierarchy of organization. In addition, partially fluorinated compounds can enhance the self-assembly through the fluorophobic effect. Herein we explore the self-assembly in a range of materials possessing different interactions.

 Collaborators: K. Matyjaszewski (CMU), K. Müllen (MPI-P)

Recent representative publications (2011-2016)

[1] C.Grigoriadis, A. Nese, K. Matyjaszewski, T. Pakula, H.-J. Butt, G. Floudas, 

“Dynamic homogeneity by architectural design – Bottlebrush polymers”, 

Macromol. Chem. Phys. 213, 1311, 2012.

[2] M.M. Elmahdy, C. G. Clark Jr., H.-J. Butt, K. Müllen, and G. Floudas, 

“Dynamics and Kinetics of Structure Formation in Molecularly Tethered Fluorocarbon/Hydrocarbon Amphiphiles”,

 J. Phys. Chem. B 116, 13812-13820, 2012.

[3] R. Stangenberg, C. Grigoriadis, D. Schneider, H.-J. Butt, G. Fytas, K. Müllen and G. Floudas

“Self-assembly beyond SFAs in a Semifluorinated Benzene Derivative”

Soft Matter 9, 11334, 2013.

[4] R. Stangenberg, C. Grigoriadis, H.-J. Butt, K. Müllen, G. Floudas*

“Switchable Dielectric Permittivity with Temperature and Dc-bias in a Semifluorinated Azobenzene Derivative“

Colloid Polym Sci 292, 1939-1948, 2014

[5] J. Wudarczyk, G. Papamokos, V. Margaritis, D. Schollmeyer, F. Hinkel, M. Baumgarten, G. Floudas and K. Müllen*

“Hexasubstituted Benzenes Bearing Ultra-Strong Dipole Moments”

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 3220-3223, 2016.