This research was supported by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, the Fraunhofer Society, the Max-Planck Society, and the French Community of Belgium (Action de Recherche Concertée, convention n° 00/05-2619). The authors thank H. Ringsdorf (Universität Mainz), A. Jonas, B. Nysten, and A. Pallandre (Université catholique de Louvain) for stimulating discussions, and C. Böttcher (FU Berlin) for his help with the cryo-TEM experiments.
Multicompartment Micelles Formed by Self-Assembly of Linear ABC Triblock Copolymers in Aqueous Medium†
Article first published online: 20 JUL 2005
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 44, Issue 33, pages 5262–5265, August 19, 2005
How to Cite
Kubowicz, S., Baussard, J.-F., Lutz, J.-F., Thünemann, A. F., von Berlepsch, H. and Laschewsky, A. (2005), Multicompartment Micelles Formed by Self-Assembly of Linear ABC Triblock Copolymers in Aqueous Medium. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44: 5262–5265. doi: 10.1002/anie.200500584
- Issue published online: 15 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 20 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 29 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Received: 16 FEB 2005
- block copolymers;
Like a doughnut with a raspberry filling: ABC triblock copolymers, composed of a hydrophilic block with morpholinium units (blue in the picture), a hydrophobic hydrocarbon block (red), and a hydrophobic fluorocarbon-rich block (black), self-assemble in water to form multicompartment micelles with a hydrophilic corona and a hydrophobic core with nanometer-scale subdomains.