Chapter 11. Dilute Solutions of Block Copolymers in Selective Solvents

  1. Nikos Hadjichristidis,
  2. Stergios Pispas and
  3. George Floudas

Published Online: 4 MAR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471269808.ch11

Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications

Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications

How to Cite

Hadjichristidis, N., Pispas, S. and Floudas, G. (2002) Dilute Solutions of Block Copolymers in Selective Solvents, in Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471269808.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2003
  2. Published Print: 15 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471394365

Online ISBN: 9780471269809

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Keywords:

  • block copolymer micelles;
  • micellization;
  • aggregation;
  • micellization kinetics;
  • spherical micelles;
  • cylindrical micelles;
  • micelle hybridization;
  • solubilization;
  • block ionomer micelles;
  • scattering techniques;
  • electron microscopy

Summary

The phenomenon of micelle formation by block copolymers in dilute solutions in selective solvents is presented in Chapter 11. The thermodynamics and kinetics of block copolymer micellization are discussed. Theoretical and experimental studies on the micellar structure and its relation to block copolymer chemical structure and architecture are presented. The techniques usually employed for studying the micellization of block copolymers in organic solvents as well as in aqueous media are briefly described. Solubilization of low molecular weight compounds in block copolymer micelles is also covered, from both theoretical and experimental view points, since it is strongly related to block copolymer micelle applications.