The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC, Project No. 50333010) is acknowledged for supporting this research.
Optical Switching of Self-Assembly: Micellization and Micelle–Hollow-Sphere Transition of Hydrogen-Bonded Polymers†
Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 45, Issue 23, pages 3846–3850, June 2, 2006
How to Cite
Liu, X. and Jiang, M. (2006), Optical Switching of Self-Assembly: Micellization and Micelle–Hollow-Sphere Transition of Hydrogen-Bonded Polymers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45: 3846–3850. doi: 10.1002/anie.200504364
- Issue published online: 24 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 9 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 8 DEC 2005
- optical switching;
Light switch: Noncovalently connected micelles are formed by the photoisomerization of azobenzene groups in copolymer building blocks and the hydrogen-bonding interaction within the polymer pair. The UV-induced micellar structure can be fixed through core cross-linking, which allows the reversible optical switching of a micelle–hollow-sphere transition (see picture).