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Chapter 4

Single-chain Nanoparticles

In this chapter, we cover the various synthetic routes that have been applied to synthesize single-chain nanoparticles, provide a summary of the characterization methods for these materials, and present a number of potential applications. It is clear that architecturally defined polymeric nanoparticles have great potential as biomimetic structures, and research in this area will continue to grow. The nanostructures presented here were made using a broad range of synthetic approaches, and high-level characterization and modeling techniques were used to understand the folding process. We hope this chapter will serve as an introduction to the field of single-chain nanoparticles, while showcasing the state of the art in manipulation of discrete polymer chains.

Print publication date: 14 Oct 2016
Copyright year: 2017
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-413-4
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-666-4
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-923-8
From the book series:
Polymer Chemistry Series