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RAFT dispersion polymerization: a method to tune the morphology of thymine-containing self-assemblies

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The synthesis and self-assembly of thymine-containing polymers were performed using RAFT dispersion polymerization. A combination of microscopy and scattering techniques was used to analyze the resultant complex morphologies. The primary observation from this study is that the obtained aggregates induced during the polymerization were well-defined despite the constituent copolymers possessing broad dispersities. Moreover, a variety of parameters, including the choice of polymerization solvent, the degree of polymerization of both blocks and the presence of an adenine-containing mediator, were observed to affect the resultant size and shape of the assembly.

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The article was received on 27 Apr 2015, accepted on 10 Jun 2015 and first published on 11 Jun 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00617A
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Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 4984-4992
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    RAFT dispersion polymerization: a method to tune the morphology of thymine-containing self-assemblies

    Y. Kang, A. Pitto-Barry, A. Maitland and R. K. O'Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 4984
    DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00617A

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