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Amphipathic metal-containing macromolecules with photothermal properties

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Abstract

Metal-containing macromolecules with extraordinary properties have attracted a great deal of interest owing to their potential application in the development of functional materials. Here, we report the synthesis of novel amphipathic metal-containing macromolecules by the click reaction of methoxypolyethylene glycol azides with a unique metalla-aromatic complex containing a terminal alkynyl group. The resultant amphipathic macromolecules self-assembled into micellar nanoparticles with diameters of ca. 145 nm in water, which exhibited high stability, water-dispersibility, biocompatibility, and excellent photothermal behavior under 808 nm laser irradiation. Our study opens promising avenues for providing metal-containing macromolecules as photothermal materials.

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The article was received on 16 Apr 2017, accepted on 15 May 2017 and first published on 15 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00641A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 3674-3678
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    Amphipathic metal-containing macromolecules with photothermal properties

    X. He, X. He, S. Li, K. Zhuo, W. Qin, S. Dong, J. Chen, L. Ren, G. Liu and H. Xia, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 3674
    DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00641A

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