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See detailSummary of aim and achievements in Work Package 7 "Functional Coatings"
Jérôme, Christine ULg

Conference (2007, May 11)

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See detailDesign of smart SPM probes by electrografting
Gabriel, Sabine ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg; Duwez, Anne-Sophie ULg

Conference (2007, May 11)

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See detailSynthesis of adherent hydrophilic polypyrrole coatings onto (semi)conducting surfaces
Gabriel, Sabine ULg; Cecius, Michaël ULg; Fleury-Frenette, Karl ULg et al

in Chemistry of Materials (2007), 19(9), 2364-2371

Hydrophilic and adherent polypyrrole coatings were prepared by a two-step electrochemical method. First, alpha-pyrrole, omega-acrylate polyethylene oxide (Py-PEO-A) dual macromonomer was synthesized by ... [more ▼]

Hydrophilic and adherent polypyrrole coatings were prepared by a two-step electrochemical method. First, alpha-pyrrole, omega-acrylate polyethylene oxide (Py-PEO-A) dual macromonomer was synthesized by anionic polymerization and electrografted onto (semi)conducting substrates by cathodic polymerization of the acrylic end-group. The obtained adherent coating is hydrophilic and thus swells in water and bears a pyrrole ring, a precursor of the conducting polymer. In a second step, the coating is anodically polarized in a mixture of Py and Py-PEO to give the hydrophilic and adherent polypyrrole. Properties such as morphology, adherence, electroactivity, and hydrophilicity of these coatings were investigated by conventional methods and compared to those of pure polypyrrole coatings. These novel coatings exhibit efficient protein adsorption repellency and are thus good candidates for applications in biomaterials and biosensors. [less ▲]

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See detailControlled RAFT synthesis of polyacrylonitrile-b-poly(acrylic acid) diblocks as precursors of carbon nanocapsules with assistance of gold nanoparticles
Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg; Gilbert, Bernard ULg et al

in Chemistry of Materials (2007), 19(9), 2150-2154

A new strategy for the synthesis of carbon nanocapsules has been developed, based on the preparation of well-defined polyacrylonitrile-b-poly(acrylic acid) (PAN-b-PAA) block copolymers followed by their ... [more ▼]

A new strategy for the synthesis of carbon nanocapsules has been developed, based on the preparation of well-defined polyacrylonitrile-b-poly(acrylic acid) (PAN-b-PAA) block copolymers followed by their micellization in basic water to form spherical micelles with a PAN core and PAA shell. The PAN is then cross-linked by the use of gold nanoparticles. After pyrolysis, carbon nanocapsules are produced by graphitization of the PAN core and diffusion of the molten gold nanoparticles out of the nano-objects. [less ▲]

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See detailNew monomers tailored for direct electrografting onto carbon in water
Cecius, Michaël ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg

in Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2007), 28(8), 948-954

Electrografting, which is an electropolymerization technique dedicated to the chemisorption of polyacrylates onto conductive surfaces, was actively studied in anhydrous organic media until now. This ... [more ▼]

Electrografting, which is an electropolymerization technique dedicated to the chemisorption of polyacrylates onto conductive surfaces, was actively studied in anhydrous organic media until now. This communication aims at extending this technique to aqueous media for the grafting of polyacrylates onto carbon. The key criterion for the successful electrografting under these not very demanding experimental conditions (water vs. anhydrous organic solvents) is the use of amphiphilic acrylic monomers. The impact of the chemical structure of these new monomers on the coating properties was investigated. Composition of the coatings was analyzed by FT-IR ATR and XPS, whereas film thickness and morphology were analyzed by ellipsometry and AFM, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailControlled synthesis of carboxylic acid end-capped poly(heptadecafluorodecyl acrylate) and copolymers with 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate
Grignard, Bruno ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg; Calberg, Cédric ULg et al

in Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry (2007), 45(8), 1499-1506

1H,1H,2H,2H-Heptadecafluorodecyl acrylate (AC8) was polymerized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer and copolymerized with 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate with the formation of random and block ... [more ▼]

1H,1H,2H,2H-Heptadecafluorodecyl acrylate (AC8) was polymerized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer and copolymerized with 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate with the formation of random and block copolymers, respectively. The kinetics of the (co)polymerization was monitored with H-1 NMR spectroscopy and showed that the homopolymerization and random copolymerization of AC8 were under control. As a result of this control and the use of S-1-dodecyl-S-(alpha,alpha'-dimethyl-alpha"-acetic acid)trithiocarbonate as a chain-transfer agent, the copolymer chains were end-capped by an a-carboxylic acid group. Moreover, the controlled polymerization of AC8 was confirmed by the successful synthesis of poly(1H,1H,2H,2H-heptadecafluorodecyl acrylate)-b-poly(2hydroxyethyl acrylate) diblock copolymers, which were typically amphiphilic compounds. [less ▲]

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See detailC-60-containing nanostructured polymeric materials with potential biomedical applications
Stoilova, Olya; Jérôme, Christine ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg et al

in Polymer (2007), 48(7), 1835-1843

Star-shaped polymers with a fullerene (C-60) Core and an unexpanded structure were successfully prepared by reaction Of C60 with amino end-capped polyesters HxC60(NHPCLn)(x) and polyethers HxC60(NHPEG(n ... [more ▼]

Star-shaped polymers with a fullerene (C-60) Core and an unexpanded structure were successfully prepared by reaction Of C60 with amino end-capped polyesters HxC60(NHPCLn)(x) and polyethers HxC60(NHPEG(n))(x), respectively. Upon irradiation of these C-60-derivatives, a large amount of singlet oxygen was released. Compared to previously synthesized star-shaped azafulleroids with an expanded structure, the photosensitivity of HxC60(NHPCLn)(x) is higher as assessed by a higher production of singlet oxygen. The cytotoxicity of the photoactive water-soluble HxC60(NHPEG(n))(x) derivatives was tested against THP-1 cells and expressed in terms of cell viability. Moreover, they were processed as micro-/nanosized fibers by electrospinning, which however required the addition of poly(F-caprolactone) (PCL). The diameter distribution of the fibers was trimodal, where the fraction with the 270 nm average diameter was the major population. Because of their photoactivity, the herein reported star-shaped C-60-derivatives are promising candidates for photodynamic cancer therapy and treatment of multidrug resistant pathogens. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis of functional amphiphilic copolymers for the elaboration of third generation drug nanocarriers
Alaimo, David ULg; Freichels, Hélène; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

Poster (2007, March 08)

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See detailAmphiphilic and biodegradable copolymers for applications in vectorisation
Jérôme, Christine ULg; Van Butsele, Kathy ULg

in Chimie Nouvelle (2007), (94), 8-13

The development of controlled drug delivery systems is today a topic of an intense research activity. In this field, biocompatible and (bio)degradable polymers are particularly studied. The production of ... [more ▼]

The development of controlled drug delivery systems is today a topic of an intense research activity. In this field, biocompatible and (bio)degradable polymers are particularly studied. The production of nanosized particles (polymer micelles, nanoparticles,...) generally requires the elaboration of functional amphiphilic copolymers able to stabilize efficiently these colloidal dispersions. Various strategies to synthesize such copolymers keeping their (bio)degradability are described here. The complexity of these amphiphilic materials will be gradually increased in parallel to the improvement of the nanocarriers properties. [less ▲]

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See detailCombination of ring-opening polymerization and "click chemistry": Toward functionalization and grafting of poly(epsilon-caprolactone)
Riva, Raphaël ULg; Schmeits, Stéphanie; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

in Macromolecules (2007), 40(4), 796-803

A straightforward strategy is proposed for the derivatization of poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL). First, statistical copolymerization of alpha-chloro-epsilon-caprolactone (alpha-Cl-epsilon-CL) with ... [more ▼]

A straightforward strategy is proposed for the derivatization of poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL). First, statistical copolymerization of alpha-chloro-epsilon-caprolactone (alpha-Cl-epsilon-CL) with epsilon-caprolactone (epsilon-CL) was initiated by 2,2-dibutyl-2-stanna-1,3-dioxepane (DSDOP). In a second step, pendent chlorides were converted into azides by reaction with sodium azide. Finally, duly substituted terminal alkynes were reacted with pendent azides by copper-catalyzed Huisgen's 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, thus a "click" reaction. According to this strategy, pendent hydroxyl and acrylate groups and atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) initiators were successfully attached to PCL. Similarly, amphiphilic graft copolymers were prepared by cycloaddition of an alkyne end-capped poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) onto the azide substituents of the copolyester. The dependence of the grafting yield on the experimental conditions of the "click" reaction, i.e., temperature, solvent, and catalyst, was investigated. This strategy is very versatile because a large variety of aliphatic polyesters can be easily synthesized from a single precursor, easily prepared from commercially available compounds, merely by changing the alkyne involved in the Huisgen's 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition. Last but not least, PCL subsituted by azide groups does not have to be isolated after substitution of chlorides by sodium azide, and the "click" reaction can be carried out in a "one-pot" process. [less ▲]

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See detailThermoresponsive coatings strongly adhering to (semi)conducting surfaces
Gabriel, Sabine ULg; Duwez, Anne-Sophie ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Langmuir (2007), 23(1), 159-161

Thermoresponsive brushes have been efficiently grafted onto (semi)conductive surfaces by a two-step process. In the first step, poly(N-succinimidyl acrylate) chains have been chemisorbed onto silicon or ... [more ▼]

Thermoresponsive brushes have been efficiently grafted onto (semi)conductive surfaces by a two-step process. In the first step, poly(N-succinimidyl acrylate) chains have been chemisorbed onto silicon or stainless steel by the electrografting method. Then, these modified electrodes were immersed in isopropylamine in order to transform the grafted chains to the thermoresponsive poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide). The thermal response of these brushes has been shown by AFM. This straightforward grafting process is quite attractive for surface modification in confined media and is thus promising for microfludics application. [less ▲]

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See detailPolymeric nanomaterials – synthesis, functionalization and applications in diagnosis and therapy
Rieger, Jutta ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Kumar, Challa (Ed.) Nanomaterials for Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (2007)

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See detailDEVELOPMENT OF AN INTRAPERITONEAL IMPLANT FOR THE ENDOMETRIOSIS TREATMENT
Krier, Fabrice ULg; Nizet, Dominique; Riva, Raphaël ULg et al

Conference (2007)

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See detailControlled release of drugs from an original multi-component device
Nizet, dominique; Zalfen, Alina; Collard, Laurence ULg et al

Poster (2007)

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See detailControlled release of drugs from an original multi-component device
Nizet, Dominique; Zalfen, Alina; Collard, Laurence ULg et al

Poster (2007)

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See detailControlled release of drug from multicomponent device
Nizet, Dominique; Zalfen, Alina; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

Poster (2007)

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See detailDevelopment of an original intra-uterine implant allowed specific release kinetics of several drugs
Nizet, Dominique; Zalfen, Alina; Collard, Laurence ULg et al

Poster (2007)

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See detailNew nanostructured materials based on fullerene and biodegradable polyesters
Stoilova, Olya; Jérôme, Christine ULg; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg et al

in Chemistry of Materials (2006), 18(20), 4917-4923

Star-shaped poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) with a fullerene (C-60) core, C-60[N(CH2)(12)OPCLOH](x), was successfully synthesized by reaction of azide-terminated PCL with C-60. Both the experimental ... [more ▼]

Star-shaped poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) with a fullerene (C-60) core, C-60[N(CH2)(12)OPCLOH](x), was successfully synthesized by reaction of azide-terminated PCL with C-60. Both the experimental conditions and the stoichiometry were optimized, such that an average of six PCL chains was grafted per fullerene core. The molecular weight of the polyester chains directly controlled the length of the arms of the star-shaped polymers. Singlet oxygen was generated on irradiation of the C-60[N(CH2)(12)OPCLOH] x nanohybrids. These C-60[N(CH2)(12)OPCLOH](x) nanohybrids were then processed in two kinds of nanomaterials. First, they were encapsulated within the core of micelles formed by biocompatible amphiphilic block copolymers. In water, the particle size distribution of these nanoparticles was narrow, and their diameter was in the range of 100 to 200 nm. Second, C-60-containing micro-/nanosized polymer fibers were prepared, for the first time, by electrospinning. The average diameter of the fibers was varied by tuning the PCL/C-60[N(CH2)(12)OPCLOH](x) weight ratio. Grafting of polyester chains onto C-60 is thus a suitable strategy for producing easily processable C-60 and attractive building blocks for incorporation of C-60 in nanomaterials. [less ▲]

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