Encapsulation of Magnetic Self-assembled Systems in Thermoreversible Gels

Jean Michel Guenet, Sandrine Poux, Daniel Lopez, Annette Thierry, André Mathis, Mark M. Green, Weihong Liu

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We describe two different ways of encapsulating within the fibrils of thermoreversible polymer gels the filaments of a supermolecular polymer formed by self-assembly of a bicopper complex. Heterogeneous nucleation is brought about with gels made from isotactic poly(styrene) while compound formation occurs with gels made from poly(hexyl isocyanate). These ways depend upon the interaction between the wings of the supermolecular polymer and the side groups of the polymer. In all cases, the filaments retain their 1-D structure. Preliminary results from magnetic susceptibility measurements show a striking difference between the pure and the encapsulated supermolecular polymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
StatePublished - Sep 2003


  • Encapsulation
  • Gelation
  • Gels
  • Magnetic properties
  • Supermolecular polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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