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Micellar Structures of Hydrophilic/Lipophilic and Hydrophilic/Fluorophilic Poly(2-oxazoline) Diblock Copolymers in Water

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  • Ruzha Ivanova
  • Thomas Komenda
  • Tune B. Bonné
  • Karin Lüdtke
  • Mortensen, Kell
  • P. Klaus Pranzas
  • Rainer Jordan
  • Christine M. Papadakis

Amphiphilic poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline) diblock copolymers of 2-methyl-2-oxazoline (MOx) building the hydrophilic block and either 2-nonyl-2-oxazoline (NOx) for the hydrophobic or 2-(1H,1H',2H,2H'-perfluorohexyl)-2-oxazoline (FOx) for the fluorophilic block were synthesized by sequential living cationic polymerization. The polymer amphiphiles form core/shell micelles in aqueous solution as evidenced using small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). Whereas the diblock copolymer micelles with a hydrophobic NOxn block are spherical, the micelles with the fluorophilic FOxn are slightly elongated, as observed by SANS and TEM. In water, the micelles with fluorophilic and lipophilic cores do not mix, but coexist.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Vol/bind209
Udgave nummer21
Sider (fra-til)2248-2258
Antal sider11
ISSN1022-1352
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 6 nov. 2008

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