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Transition from smectic nanofibers to smectic vesicles in the self-assemblies of PEG-b-liquid crystal polycarbonates

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This work reports on the self-assemblies of amphiphilic biodegradable cholesterol-containing block copolymers PEG-b-PMCC. The polymers are prepared through the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of a methyl and cholesteryl substituted trimethylenecarbonate monomer (MCC). They can self-assemble into smectic ellipsoidal vesicles in water through the transition from smectic nanofibers.

Graphical abstract: Transition from smectic nanofibers to smectic vesicles in the self-assemblies of PEG-b-liquid crystal polycarbonates

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The article was received on 07 Jul 2017, accepted on 25 Jul 2017 and first published on 26 Jul 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01131H
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    Transition from smectic nanofibers to smectic vesicles in the self-assemblies of PEG-b-liquid crystal polycarbonates

    L. Zhou, D. Zhang, S. Hocine, A. Pilone, S. Trépout, S. Marco, C. Thomas, J. Guo and M. Li, Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01131H

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