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Fluorescent nanoparticles from PEGylated polyfluorenes

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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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05 Dec 2012
16 Jan 2013
First published
17 Jan 2013

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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