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Fluorescent nanoparticles from PEGylated polyfluorenes

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Abstract

Polyfluorenes with both alkyl and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) side-chains have been synthesised and processed into fluorescent nanoparticles via nanoprecipitation. The PEG/alkyl ratio is found to exert a significant influence over the size, polymer microstructure and optical properties of the resultant nanoparticles. This paves the way for a deeper understanding of how polymer structure can be manipulated to provide greater control over the nanoprecipitation process.

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The article was received on 05 Dec 2012, accepted on 16 Jan 2013 and first published on 17 Jan 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY21068E
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 1333-1336

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    Fluorescent nanoparticles from PEGylated polyfluorenes

    J. M. Behrendt, Y. Wang, H. Willcock, L. Wall, M. C. McCairn, R. K. O'Reilly and M. L. Turner, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 1333
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY21068E

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