Toroidal micelles of polystyrene-block-poly(acrylic acid)

Cuicui Liu, Gang Chen, Hang Sun, Jun Xu, Yuhua Feng, Zhou Zhang, Tao Wu, Hongyu Chen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A simple diblock copolymer, polystyrene-block-poly(acrylic acid), can be used to create toroidal micelles with and without inserted gold nanoparticles. Achievement of this elusive morphology at narrow ranges of DMF/H 2 O ratio can be attributed to an experimental setup that locks the solvent ratio while allowing sufficient time and kinetic energy for the polymer to evolve at high temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2721-2726
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume7
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2011

Keywords

  • block copolymers
  • gold nanoparticles
  • micelles
  • morphology
  • toroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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