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Polydiacetylene nanofibers

P Neuberg, I Hamaidi, S Danilin, M Ripoll, V Lindner, M Nothisen, A Wagner, A Kichler, T Massfelder, J-S Remy
Polydiacetylenic nanofibers (PDA-Nfs) obtained by photopolymerization of surfactant 1 were optimized for intracellular delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs). PDA-Nfs/siRNA complexes efficiently silenced the oncogene Lim-1 in the renal cancer cells 786-O in vitro. Intraperitoneal injection of PDA-Nfs/siLim1 downregulated Lim-1 in subcutaneous tumor xenografts obtained with 786-O cells in nude mice. Thus, PDA-Nfs represent an innovative system for in vivo delivery of siRNAs.
January 25, 2018: Nanoscale
Najmeh Moazeni, Masoud Latifi, Ali Akbar Merati, Shohre Rouhani
In this study, polydiacetylene (PDA) is embedded in electrospun polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) nanofibers for the preparation of mats with dual colorimetric and piezoelectric responses. The diacetylene monomers are self-assembled during the electrospinning process. The PDA-embedded PVDF nanofibers in the blue phase are obtained via photo-polymerization upon UV-light irradiation. The colorimetric transition of the nanofibers is studied as a function of temperature using a spectrophotometer. The morphology and crystal polymorphism of the nanofibers are investigated...
November 15, 2017: Soft Matter
Sungbaek Seo, Jiseok Lee, Min Sang Kwon, Deokwon Seo, Jinsang Kim
An alternative signal transduction mechanism of polydiacetylene (PDA) sensors is devised by combining stimuli-responsive polymer hydrogel as a matrix and PDA sensory materials as a signal-generating component. We hypothesized that volumetric expansion of the polymer hydrogel matrix by means of external stimuli can impose stress on the imbedded PDA materials, generating a sensory signal. PDA assembly as a sensory component was ionically linked with the alginate hydrogel in order to transfer the volumetric expansion force of alginate hydrogel efficiently to the sensory PDA molecules...
September 16, 2015: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Bryce W Davis, Andrew J Burris, Nakorn Niamnont, Christopher D Hare, Chih-Yuan Chen, Mongkol Sukwattanasinitt, Quan Cheng
Optical sensors capable of colorimetric visualization and/or fluorescence detection have shown tremendous potential for field technicians and emergency responders, owing to the portability and low cost of such devices. Polydiacetylene (PDA)-enhanced nanofibers are particularly promising due to high surface area, facile functionalization, simple construction, and the versatility to empower either colorimetric or fluorescence signaling. We demonstrate here a dual-mode optical sensing with electrospun nanofibers embedded with various PDAs...
August 12, 2014: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Qingling Xu, Songyi Lee, Yukyung Cho, Myung Hwa Kim, Jean Bouffard, Juyoung Yoon
We developed a colorimetric and fluorescent turn-on carbon dioxide sensor that relies on a polydiacetylene, PDA-1, functionalized with amines and imidazolium groups. The pendant amines react with CO2 under basic conditions to form carbamoate anions, which partially neutralize the polymer's positive charges, inducing a phase transition. PDA-1 allows for the selective sensing of CO2 with high sensitivity, down to atmospheric concentrations. Naked-eye detection of CO2 is accomplished either in water solutions of PDA-1 or in the solid state with electrospun coatings of PDA-1 nanofibers...
November 27, 2013: Journal of the American Chemical Society
H Yamagata, F C Spano
A new model for analyzing the photophysics of polymer aggregates is introduced taking into account exciton motion along a polymer chain and across polymer chains. Excitonic coupling and vibronic coupling are treated on equal footing using a Holstein-based Hamiltonian represented in a multi-particle basis set. In the HJ-aggregate model the competition between intrachain (through-bond) coupling leading to Wannier-Mott excitons, and interchain (through-space) coupling leading to Frenkel excitons, is studied in detail for two model dimers: one composed of red-phase polydiacetylene (PDA) chains and the other composed of regioregular P3HT chains...
May 14, 2012: Journal of Chemical Physics
Lorraine Hsu, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Samuel I Stupp
The coupling of electronic and biological functionality through self-assembly is an interesting target in supramolecular chemistry. We report here on a set of diacetylene-derivatized peptide amphiphiles (PAs) that react to form conjugated polydiacetylene backbones following self-assembly into cylindrical nanofibers. The polymerization reaction yields highly conjugated backbones when the peptidic segment of the PAs has a linear, as opposed to a branched, architecture. Given the topotactic nature of the polymerization, these results suggest that a high degree of internal order exists in the supramolecular nanofibers formed by the linear PA...
March 26, 2008: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Norifumi Fujita, Yoshimine Sakamoto, Michihiro Shirakawa, Masayoshi Ojima, Akihiko Fujii, Masanori Ozaki, Seiji Shinkai
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April 11, 2007: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Olivier J Dautel, Mike Robitzer, Jean-Pierre Lère-Porte, Françoise Serein-Spirau, Joël J E Moreau
The introduction of the urea function as structure directing agent of diacetylene organogels (DA-OGs) has been achieved. Despite the urea function being one of the most frequently used structure directing agents for the formation of organogels, it has never been exploited in the fabrication and photopolymerization of DA-OGs. The self-association of ureas involving two hydrogen bonds is much stronger than that of urethanes or amides, and the resulting supramolecular assemblies are completely insoluble. In this context, 1,1'-(hexa-2,4-diyne-1,6-diyl)bis(3-(10-(triethoxysilyl)decyl)urea) 2 was synthesized...
December 20, 2006: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Xin Huang, Siguang Jiang, Minghua Liu
Some novel properties of organized molecular films of 10,12-tricosadiynoic acid (TDA), which were modulated by transition metal ions, were investigated. It was found that metal ions such as Cu(2+), Zn(2+), Ni(2+), Cd(2+), and Ag(+) in the subphase can greatly affect the monolayer formation of TDA and the properties of the subsequently deposited Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films, particularly in the case of Ag(+), Zn(2+), and Cu(2+) ions. TDA LB film from the subphase containing Ag(+) ion could not be photopolymerized...
January 13, 2005: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
J Song, Q Cheng, S Kopta, R C Stevens
Design and characterization of helical ribbon assemblies of a bolaamphiphilic conjugated polymer and their color-coded transformation into nanofibers are described. An L-glutamic acid modified bolaamphiphilic diacetylene lipid was synthesized and self-assembled into right-handed helical ribbons with micron scale length and nano scale thickness under mild conditions. The ribbon structures were further stabilized by polymerizing well-aligned diacetylene units to form bisfunctional polydiacetylenes (PDAs). Transitions from flat sheets to helical ribbons and tubes were observed by transmission electron microscopy...
April 11, 2001: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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