I.M. thanks the Canadian Government for a Canada Research Chair and would like to thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for support. R.J.S. thanks the STC Program of the National Science Foundation under Agreement No. CHE-9876674 for support. Special thanks to Mr. Fred Pearson at McMaster University for the TEM analysis of LN2-quenched solutions of polymer 4. We thank Alex Bartole-Scott and John Halfyard for performing the electrochemistry experiments.
Redox-Active Organometallic Vesicles: Aqueous Self-Assembly of a Diblock Copolymer with a Hydrophilic Polyferrocenylsilane Polyelectrolyte Block†
Article first published online: 25 FEB 2004
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 43, Issue 10, pages 1260–1264, February 27, 2004
How to Cite
Power-Billard, K. N., Spontak, R. J. and Manners, I. (2004), Redox-Active Organometallic Vesicles: Aqueous Self-Assembly of a Diblock Copolymer with a Hydrophilic Polyferrocenylsilane Polyelectrolyte Block. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43: 1260–1264. doi: 10.1002/anie.200352819
- Issue published online: 25 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 25 FEB 2004
- Manuscript Received: 8 SEP 2003
- block copolymers;
- ring-opening polymerization;
A water-soluble poly(dimethylsiloxane-b-ferrocenylsilane) diblock copolymer containing a hydrophilic cationic polyferrocene block, which is formed in a self-assembly process, yields redox-active vesicles with a diameter of approximately 85 nm (see figure) in which the organometallic block is located on both the outside and the inside of the formed aggregates.