Synergistic Self-Assembly of Scaffolds and Building Blocks for Directed Synthesis of Organic Nanomaterials
Surfactants and hydrophobic monomers spontaneously assemble into vesicles containing monomers within the bilayer. The joint action of monomers and surfactants is essential in this synergistic self-assembly. Polymerization in the bilayer formed hollow polymer nanocapsules.
Dergunov, S. A., Richter, A. G., Kim, M. D., Pingali, S. V., Urban, V. S. and Pinkhassik, E. "Synergistic self-assembly of scaffolds and building blocks for directed synthesis of organic nanomaterials" Chemical Communications 49(94): 11026-11028 (2013)