Title

Bent Out of Shape: Towards Non-Spherical Polymersome Morphologies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-7-2021

School

Polymer Science and Engineering

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Polymer International

Volume

70

Issue

7

First Page

951

Last Page

957

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