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Interfacial activity of patchy worm-like micelles

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The interfacial activity of self-assembled worm-like crystalline-core micelles (wCCMs) with a patchy polystyrene/poly(methyl methacrylate) (PS/PMMA) corona and a semi-crystalline polyethylene (PE) core is studied at the toluene–water interface. Strikingly, the interfacial activity is comparable to that of Janus cylinders with well-separated PS/PMMA hemishells and comparable length. From this finding an adaptation of the corona chains of the patchy wCCMs to the toluene–water interface is proposed.

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The article was received on 12 Jul 2013, accepted on 14 Oct 2013 and first published on 16 Oct 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51914G
Citation: Soft Matter, 2013,9, 11173-11177

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    Interfacial activity of patchy worm-like micelles

    J. Schmelz, D. Pirner, M. Krekhova, T. M. Ruhland and H. Schmalz, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 11173
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51914G

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