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Patchy multi-compartment micelles are formed by direct dissolution of an ABC triblock copolymer in water

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Abstract

Patchy multi-compartment micelles are formed on direct dissolution of a primary amine-based triblock copolymer, poly(ethylene oxide)-b-poly(ε-caprolactone)-b-poly(2-aminoethyl methacrylate), PEO-b-PCL-b-PAMA, in water, with PCL chains forming the micelle cores and the PEO and PAMA chains forming phase-segregated patchy or hemispherical coronas. By selectively silicifying the PCL cores with tetramethyl orthosilicate (TMOS), the phase-separated character of these micelles is revealed by transmission electron microscopy.

Graphical abstract: Patchy multi-compartment micelles are formed by direct dissolution of an ABC triblock copolymer in water

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The article was received on 14 Apr 2010, accepted on 27 Jun 2010 and first published on 17 Aug 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00258E
Citation: Soft Matter, 2010,6, 4851-4857
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    Patchy multi-compartment micelles are formed by direct dissolution of an ABC triblock copolymer in water

    J. Du and S. P. Armes, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 4851
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00258E

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