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A triple thermoresponsive schizophrenic diblock copolymer

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Abstract

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.

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Submitted
22 May 2013
Accepted
17 Jun 2013
First published
18 Jun 2013

Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 4322-4325
Article type
Communication

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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