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The tunable swelling and mechanical properties of nanostructures polymers are crucial parameters for the creation of adaptive devices to be used in diverse fields, such as drug delivery, nanomedicine, and tissue engineering. We present the use of anodic aluminum oxide templates as a nanoreactor to copolymerize butyl methacrylate and 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate under radical conditions. The copolymer obtained under confinement showed significant differences with respect to the same copolymer obtained in bulk conditions. Molecular weights, molecular weight dispersities, Young's modulus, and wetting behaviors were significantly modified. The combination of selected monomers allowed us to obtain nanopillar structures with an interesting softening surface and extraordinary swelling capacity that could be of special interest to surface science and specifically, cell culture. © 2019 by the authors.


Documento: Artículo
Título:A patterned butyl methacrylate-co-2-hydroxyethyl acrylate copolymer with softening surface and swelling capacity
Autor:León-Boigues, L.; von Bilderling, C.; Pietrasanta, L.I.; Azzaroni, O.; Giussi, J.M.; Mijangos, C.
Filiación:Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, ICTP-CSIC, Juan de la Cierva 3, Madrid, 28006, Spain
Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas (INIFTA), Departamento de Química-Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata-CONICET, La Plata, 1900, Argentina
Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, C1428EHA, Argentina
Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires (IFIBA-CONICET), Buenos Aires, C1428EHA, Argentina
Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Paseo Manuel Lardizabal 4 and Centro de Fisica de Materiales, CFM-CSIC/UPV-EHU Paseo de Manuel Lardizabal 5, Donostia-San Sebastian, 20018, Spain
Palabras clave:Anodic aluminum oxide template; Free radical copolymerization; Swelling and mechanical properties; Alumina; Anodic oxidation; Biomechanics; Cell culture; Drug delivery; Elastic moduli; Free radicals; Isomers; Mechanical properties; Medical nanotechnology; Molecular weight; Nanopillars; Tissue engineering; Wetting; Adaptive devices; Anodic aluminum oxide template; Butyl methacrylates; Crucial parameters; Free radical copolymerization; Hydroxyethyl acrylate; Nanopillar structures; Swelling capacities; Aluminum oxide
Título revista:Polymers
Título revista abreviado:Polym.


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León-Boigues, L., von Bilderling, C., Pietrasanta, L.I., Azzaroni, O., Giussi, J.M. & Mijangos, C. (2019) . A patterned butyl methacrylate-co-2-hydroxyethyl acrylate copolymer with softening surface and swelling capacity. Polymers, 11(2).
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León-Boigues, L., von Bilderling, C., Pietrasanta, L.I., Azzaroni, O., Giussi, J.M., Mijangos, C. "A patterned butyl methacrylate-co-2-hydroxyethyl acrylate copolymer with softening surface and swelling capacity" . Polymers 11, no. 2 (2019).
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León-Boigues, L., von Bilderling, C., Pietrasanta, L.I., Azzaroni, O., Giussi, J.M., Mijangos, C. "A patterned butyl methacrylate-co-2-hydroxyethyl acrylate copolymer with softening surface and swelling capacity" . Polymers, vol. 11, no. 2, 2019.
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León-Boigues, L., von Bilderling, C., Pietrasanta, L.I., Azzaroni, O., Giussi, J.M., Mijangos, C. A patterned butyl methacrylate-co-2-hydroxyethyl acrylate copolymer with softening surface and swelling capacity. Polym. 2019;11(2).