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Poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(vinyl alcohol)-adamantanate: synthesis and stimuli-responsive micelle properties

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Abstract

A pH-sensitive amphiphilic polymer based on poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), modified with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and adamantane (Ad) pendant groups, has been synthesized and the self-assembly properties of this PEG-PVA-Ad construct investigated. PEG-PVA-Ad polymer forms micelles via self-assembly at concentrations as low as 26 mg L−1. These polymer micelles can be destroyed by low pH or the addition of β-CD.

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Submitted
21 Jul 2011
Accepted
30 Mar 2012
First published
23 Apr 2012

Soft Matter, 2012,8, 5843-5846
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Poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(vinyl alcohol)-adamantanate: synthesis and stimuli-responsive micelle properties

W. Deng, J. Chen, A. Kulkarni and D. H. Thompson, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 5843
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06394H

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