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Probing morphological changes in polymersomes with magnetic birefringence

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Magnetic birefringence was used for in situ monitoring of the morphological changes in diamagnetic polymersomes during shape-transformation by dialysis. The birefringence was found to be very sensitive to the polymersome morphology, as determined by electron microscopy. The deflation of polymersomes into disks was observed, followed by a bending and partial inflation into stomatocytes.

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The article was received on 30 Sep 2013, accepted on 24 Oct 2013 and first published on 24 Oct 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47483F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 5394-5396
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    Probing morphological changes in polymersomes with magnetic birefringence

    R. S. M. Rikken, H. H. M. Kerkenaar, R. J. M. Nolte, J. C. Maan, J. C. M. van Hest, P. C. M. Christianen and D. A. Wilson, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5394
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47483F

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