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A triple thermoresponsive schizophrenic diblock copolymer

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This article describes a new class of triple thermoresponsive ‘schizophrenic’ diblock copolymer that undergoes transitions from conventional micelles (or vesicles) via unimers to reverse micelles (or vesicles) and finally to a precipitated state upon heating. The various transition temperatures of this copolymer could be well controlled by the concentration of trivalent anion and pH that control the upper critical solution temperature of the poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrtylate) (PDMAEMA) block or the type of poly(methoxy oligoethylenegylol methacrylate) (PmOEGA) to vary the lower critical solution temperature.

Graphical abstract: A triple thermoresponsive schizophrenic diblock copolymer

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The article was received on 22 May 2013, accepted on 17 Jun 2013 and first published on 18 Jun 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00659J
Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 4322-4325

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    A triple thermoresponsive schizophrenic diblock copolymer

    Q. Zhang, J. Hong and R. Hoogenboom, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 4322
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00659J

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