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Semi-crystalline block copolymer bicontinuous nanospheres for thermoresponsive controlled release

Holder, Simon J., Woodward, Glen, McKenzie, Beulah, Sommerdijk, Nico A. J. M. (2014) Semi-crystalline block copolymer bicontinuous nanospheres for thermoresponsive controlled release. RSC Advances, 4 (50). pp. 26354-26358. ISSN 2046-2069. (doi:10.1039/C4RA04547E)

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Abstract

We demonstrate the controlled release of pyrene, as a model hydrophobic molecule, from self-assembled bicontinuous nanospheres formed from an amphiphilic block copolymer. The bicontinuous polymer nanospheres act as efficient nanocarriers and the incorporation of hydrophobic poly(alkyl methacrylate) blocks introduces a temperature responsive component to the hydrophobic core.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1039/C4RA04547E
Uncontrolled keywords: Blcok copolymer; self-assembly; micelle; bicontinuous; controlled release.
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Simon Holder
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 11:44 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45694 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Holder, Simon J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8977-9257
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