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ABC triblock copolymer micelles: Spherical versus worm-like micelles depending on the preparation method (2015)
Journal Article
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). doi:10.1002/marc.201400621. ISSN 1022-1336

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, differe... Read More

Water-in-water emulsions based on incompatible polymers and stabilized by triblock copolymers-templated polymersomes (2013)
Journal Article
Buzza, D. M. A., Fletcher, P. D. I., Georgiou, T. K., & Ghasdian, N. (2013). Water-in-water emulsions based on incompatible polymers and stabilized by triblock copolymers-templated polymersomes. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 29(48), 14804-14814. doi:10.1021/la403356j

Aqueous solutions containing a mixture of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and dextran homopolymers form an aqueous two-phase system which can be emulsified to give a water-in-water emulsion. We show how these emulsions can be stabilized using triblock poly... Read More

Multicompartment thermoresponsive gels: Does the length of the hydrophobic side group matter? (2012)
Journal Article
Ward, M. A., & Georgiou, T. K. (2013). Multicompartment thermoresponsive gels: Does the length of the hydrophobic side group matter?. Polymer chemistry, 4(6), (1893-1902). doi:10.1039/c2py21032k. ISSN 1759-9954

Multicompartment thermoresponsive gels are novel materials with fascinating self-assembly and interesting applications. The aim of this study was to investigate for the first time the effect of the length of the alkyl side group of a hydrophobic mono... Read More

Thermoresponsive triblock copolymers based on methacrylate monomers: Effect of molecular weight and composition (2012)
Journal Article
Ward, M. A., & Georgiou, T. K. (2012). Thermoresponsive triblock copolymers based on methacrylate monomers: Effect of molecular weight and composition. Soft matter, 8(9), (2737-2745). doi:10.1039/c2sm06743a. ISSN 1744-683X

A series of amphiphilic thermoresponsive ABC triblock copolymers was synthesised by Group Transfer Polymerisation (GTP). In total nine polymers were prepared based on the non-ionic hydrophobic n-butyl methacrylate (BuMA), the ionisable hydrophilic an... Read More