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Issue 36, 2014
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Electrochemical redox responsive polymeric micelles formed from amphiphilic supramolecular brushes

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Abstract

The end-decorated homopolymer poly(ε-caprolactone)-ferrocene threaded onto a β-cyclodextrin-functionalized main-chain polymer can form a class of amphiphilic noncovalent graft copolymers based on the host–guest interactions of the terminal groups on the side chains. These new supramolecular polymer brushes can further self-assemble into micellar aggregates that exhibit reversible assembly and disassembly behavior under an electrochemical redox trigger, which opens up a new route to building dynamic block copolymer topologies.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical redox responsive polymeric micelles formed from amphiphilic supramolecular brushes

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The article was received on 19 Jan 2014, accepted on 10 Feb 2014 and first published on 11 Feb 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00463A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 4740-4742
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    Electrochemical redox responsive polymeric micelles formed from amphiphilic supramolecular brushes

    A. Feng, Q. Yan, H. Zhang, L. Peng and J. Yuan, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4740
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00463A

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