The authors thank U. Rietzler for help with the SFM measurements, Prof. H.-J. Butt (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz) for kindly providing access to SFM equipment, and Prof. M. Schmidt (University of Mainz) for helpful discussions. A.F.M.K. and R.B. thank the German Research Foundation (DFG; SFB 625, “From Single Molecules to Nanoscopically Structured Materials”) and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI) for financial support.
Hockey-Puck Micelles from Oligo(p-benzamide)-b-PEG Rod–Coil Block Copolymers†
Article first published online: 28 MAR 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 45, Issue 18, pages 2969–2975, April 28, 2006
How to Cite
Schleuss, T. W., Abbel, R., Gross, M., Schollmeyer, D., Frey, H., Maskos, M., Berger, R. and Kilbinger, A. F. M. (2006), Hockey-Puck Micelles from Oligo(p-benzamide)-b-PEG Rod–Coil Block Copolymers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45: 2969–2975. doi: 10.1002/anie.200503514
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 28 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 7 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Received: 4 OCT 2005
- block copolymers;
- scanning probe microscopy
Hard-core visualization: Bilayer hockey-puck micelles are formed in nonpolar solvents from “sticky” rod–coil block copolymers based on oligo(p-benzamide)s. Images obtained by scanning force microscopy (SFM) give insight into the structure of the anisotropic micellar core. The picture shows a model (left) and an SFM image (right) of the micelle consisting of an aramide core and a poly(ethylene glycol) corona.