ABC triblock copolymer micelles: Spherical versus worm-like micelles depending on the preparation method
Ghasdian, Negar; Buzza, D. Martin A.; Fletcher, Paul D. I.; Georgiou, Theoni K.
Dr Martin Buzza D.M.Buzza@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Physics
Paul D. I. Fletcher
Theoni K. Georgiou
Well-defined ABC triblock copolymers based on two hydrophilic blocks, A and C, and a hydrophobic block B are synthesized and their self-assembly behaviour is investigated. Interestingly, at the same solvent concentration, pH, and temperature, different shape micelles are observed, spherical and worm-like micelles, depending on the preparation method. Specifically, spherical micelles are observed with bulk rehydration while both spherical and worm-like micelles are observed with film rehydration.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||Macromolecular rapid communications|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||Ghasdian, N., Buzza, D. M. A., Fletcher, P. D. I., & Georgiou, T. K. (2015). ABC triblock copolymer micelles: Spherical versus worm-like micelles depending on the preparation method. Macromolecular rapid communications, 36(6), 528-532. https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.201400621|
|Keywords||ABC triblock copolymers, Group-transfer polymerization, Micelles, Self-assembly, Worm-like micelles|
|Additional Information||This is a description of an article which has been published in: Macromolecular rapid communications, 2015, v.36, issue 6 at http://onlinelibrary.wi...arc.201400621/abstract. The article itself will be available in this repository in January 2016.|
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