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Micelle vs vesicle formation controlled by distal functionalization of C60-PEG conjugate

Abstract

Self-assembly formation of amphiphilic C60-PEG conjugate mono-adduct was compared with related derivatives bis- and tris-adduct. All these materials were throughly water-soluble and their supramolecular structures were investigated in aqueous phase by tensiometry, DLS, and STEM techniques. While mono- and bis-adducts formed micelle-type supramolecular structure, the tris-one with two additional cationic pyrrolidine groups showed the formation of larger particles as indicated by DLS data. Further STEM image of the tris-adduct showed a vesicle-type supramolecular structure with presumably an internal water-phase inside.

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The article was received on 25 Mar 2017, accepted on 10 Jul 2017 and first published on 11 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00829E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Micelle vs vesicle formation controlled by distal functionalization of C60-PEG conjugate

    E. G. Tiu, K. Liosi, S. Aroua and Y. Yamakoshi, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00829E

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