Preparation of Shell Cross-Linked Micelles by Polyelectrolyte Complexation (pages 1389–1392)
Jonathan V. M. Weaver, Yiqing Tang, Shiyong Liu, Peter D. Iddon, Rachel Grigg, Norman C. Billingham, Steven P. Armes, Robert Hunter and Steven P. Rannard
Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200352428
Shell shock: Shell cross-linked (SCL) micelles (3) are prepared by polyelectrolyte complexation by using a micelle-forming cationic ABC triblock copolymer (1) in conjunction with an anionic diblock copolymer cross-linker (2). This ionic cross-linking approach involves polymeric reagents that form physical complexes rapidly in aqueous solution at ambient temperature. Moreover, the product is surprisingly tolerant to added electrolyte.