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Combination of Episulfide Ring-Opening Polymerization With ATRP for the Preparation of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers.
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PMID:  23319175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report for the first time the combination of ATRP and ring-opening episulfide polymerization as a means to synthesize polysulfide-based low-dispersity amphiphilic block copolymers. The most significant finding is the possibility to perform ATRP under mild conditions using poly(propylene sulfide) macroinitiators, apparently without any significant copper sequestration by the polysulfides. Using glycerol monomethacrylate (GMMA) as a hydrophilic monomer, the polymers self-assembled in colloidal structures with a morphology depending on the PS/GMMA ratio, but also probably on GMMA degree of polymerization. We here also present a new AFM-based method to calculate the average number of amphiphilic macromolecules per micelle.
Cong-Duan Vo; Christopher J Cadman; Roberto Donno; Jeroen A C M Goos; Nicola Tirelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Macromolecular rapid communications     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1521-3927     ISO Abbreviation:  Macromol Rapid Commun     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9888239     Medline TA:  Macromol Rapid Commun     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
School of Materials, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK.
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