Bent Out of Shape: Towards Non-Spherical Polymersome Morphologies
Polymer Science and Engineering
Polymersomes have gained a lot of attention in recent years. Their compartmentalized, hollow nature, stability and ability to transport both hydrophilic and hydrophobic cargo has made them attractive for increasingly complex applications in various fields of biomedicine, catalysis and diagnostics. Progress in these fields would therefore benefit from improvements in polymersome functionality. Recently, morphological control of polymersomes, namely the fabrication of various non-spherical morphologies, has emerged as a means to enhance the usefulness of the polymersomes. In the present review, we highlight the most topical trends in this field and how these developments and the newly acquired knowledge about their nature can be leveraged towards applications.
Simon, Y. C.
(2021). Bent Out of Shape: Towards Non-Spherical Polymersome Morphologies. Polymer International, 70(7), 951-957.
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