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 (2015-2020)

[1] 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.

[2] S. Alexandris, A. Franczyk, G. Papamokos, B. Marciniec,R. Graf, R., K. Matyjaszewski, K. Koynov, G. Floudas.

“Dynamic Heterogeneity in Random Copolymers of Polymethacrylates Bearing Different Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Moieteis (POSS”

Macromolecules 2017, 50 (10), pp. 4043-4053. 

[3] J. Wudarczyk G. Papamokos, T. Marszalek, T. Nevolianis, D. Schollmeyer, W. Pisula, G. Floudas, M.Baumgarten, K. Müllen. 

“Dicyanobenzothiadiazole Derivatives Possessing Switchable Dielectric Permittivities”


ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9 (24), pp. 20527-20535.

[4] M. Steube, T. Johann, E. Galanos, M. Appold, C. Rüttiger, M. Mezger, M. Gallei, A. H. E. Müller, G. Floudas, H. Frey.

“Isoprene/Styrene Tapered Multiblock Copolymers with up to Ten Blocks: Synthesis, Phase Behavior, Order, and Mechanical Properties”

Macromolecules 2018, 51 (24), pp. 10246-410258. 

[5] G. Papamokos, J. Wundarczyk, R. Graf, D. Schollmeyer, M. Baumgarten, K. Müllen, G. Floudas.

“Dipolar Relaxation in Functionalized Poly-p-phenylenes Bearing Ultrastrong Perpendicular to the Backbones”

Macromolecules 2018, 51 (9), pp. 3330-3339. 

[6] E. Grune, J. Bareuther, J. Blankenberg,M. Appold, L. Shaw, A. H. E. Müller, G. Floudas, L. R. Hutchings, M.  Gallei, H. Frey.

“Isoprene/Styrene Tapered Multiblock Copolymers with up to Ten Blocks: Synthesis, Phase Behavior, Order, and Mechanical Properties”

Polym. Chem. 2019, 10, 1213-1220. 

[7] E. Galanos, E. Grune, C. Wahlen, A. H. E. Müller, M. Appold, M. Gallei, H. Frey, G. Floudas. 

“Tapered Multiblock Copolymers Based on Isoprene and 4‑Methylstyrene: Influence of the Tapered Interface on the SelfAssembly and Thermomechanical Properties”

Macromolecules 2019, 52 (4), 1577-1588. 

[8] Ch. Livitsanou,M. Steube, T. Johann, H. Frey, G. Floudas.

“Local and Subchain Relaxation of Polyisoprene in Multiblock Copolymers with a Tapered Interface”

Macromolecules 2020, 53, 3042-3051. 

[9]  P. von Tiedemann, J. Yan, R.D. Barent, R.J. Spontak, G. Floudas, H. Frey, R.A. Register.

“Tapered Multiblock Star Copolymers: Synthesis, Selective Hydrogenation and Properties”

Macromolecules 2020, 53, 4422-4434. 

[10]  M. Steube, T. Johann, H. Hübner, M. Koch, T. Dinh, M. Gallei,G. Floudas, H. Frey, A.H.E. Müller. 

“Tetrahydrofuran: more than a “randomizer” in the living anionic copolymerizaton of styrene and isoprene: kinetics, microstructures, morphologies and mechanical properties”

Macromolecules 2020. (

 [11] M.M. Elmahdy, D. Gournis, A. Ladavos,Ch. Spanos,G. Floudas.

“H-Shaped Copolymer of Polyethyne and Poly(ethylene oxide) under Severe Confinement :Phase State and Dynamics”

Langmuir 2020, 36, 4261-4271.