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Multicompartment micelles from blends of terpolymers

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Poly(VDF-ter-HFP-ter-TFMA) terpolymers (in which VDF, HFP and TFMA stand for vinylidene fluoride, hexafluoropropylene, and α-trifluoromethacrylic acid, respectively) were synthesized by iodine transfer radical terpolymerization. These copolymers were further blended with a poly(S-b-2VP-b-EO) triblock terpolymer (in which S, 2VP and EO stand for styrene, 2-vinylpyridine and ethylene oxide, respectively) in N,N-dimethylformamide to lead to micelles containing a core formed of poly(VDF-ter-HFP) segments and TFMA/2VP hydrogen-bonded complexes, and a corona of PS and PEO chains. Depending on the content of VDF in the used poly(VDF-ter-HFP-ter-TFMA) terpolymers, microphase-separated fluorinated nanodomains can be visualized inside the core.

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The article was received on 12 Jul 2010, accepted on 13 Aug 2010 and first published on 08 Sep 2010

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00217H
Polym. Chem., 2011,2, 328-332

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    Multicompartment micelles from blends of terpolymers

    J. Gohy, N. Lefèvre, C. D'Haese, S. Hoeppener, U. S. Schubert, G. Kostov and B. Améduri, Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 328
    DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00217H

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