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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.

Authors

Negar Ghasdian

Paul D. I. Fletcher

Theoni K. Georgiou



Abstract

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
Publication Date 2015-03
Journal Macromolecular rapid communications
Print ISSN 1022-1336
Electronic ISSN 1521-3927
Publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 6
Pages 528-532
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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.201400621
Keywords ABC triblock copolymers, Group-transfer polymerization, Micelles, Self-assembly, Worm-like micelles
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/marc.201400621/abstract
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.