Micelle and Vesicle Formation of Amphiphilic Nanoparticles (pages 2752–2754)
Marija S. Nikolic, Charlotta Olsson, Andrea Salcher, Andreas Kornowski, Anja Rank, Rolf Schubert, Andreas Frömsdorf, Horst Weller and Stephan Förster
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200805158
Nanoparticle brushes: Complex nanostructures can be formed by self assembly of amphiphilic CdSe/CdS core–shell nanoparticles that bear a brushlike layer of poly(ethylene oxide) chains. This route is based on controlling the volume fractions of hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties within the particles and allows the formation of micellar, cylindrical, or vesicular nanoobjects (see picture).