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Self-assembly/disassembly of giant double-hydrophilic polymersomes at biologically-relevant pH

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Abstract

Self-assembled giant polymer vesicles prepared from double-hydrophilic diblock copolymers, poly(ethylene oxide)-b-poly(acrylic acid) (PEO–PAA) show significant degradation in response to pH changes. Because of the switching behavior of the diblock copolymers at biologically-relevant pH environments (2 to 9), these polymer vesicles have potential biomedical applications as smart delivery vehicles.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly/disassembly of giant double-hydrophilic polymersomes at biologically-relevant pH

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The article was received on 29 Jun 2018, accepted on 19 Jul 2018 and first published on 27 Jul 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05155K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 9043-9046
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    Self-assembly/disassembly of giant double-hydrophilic polymersomes at biologically-relevant pH

    S. H. R. Shin, P. T. McAninch, I. M. Henderson, A. Gomez, A. C. Greene, E. C. Carnes and W. F. Paxton, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 9043
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05155K

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