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Construct biomimetic giant vesicles via self-assembly of poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine)-block-poly(D,L-lactide)

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  • Gongyan Liu,

    1. MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
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  • Xiaofen Hu,

    1. MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
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  • Chaojian Chen,

    1. MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
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  • Jian Ji

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    1. MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
    • MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
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Abstract

The poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine)-block-poly(D,L-lactide) (PMPC-b-PLA) was specially designed to develop biomimetic giant vesicles (GVs) and giant large compound vesicles via a simple spontaneous assemble in aqueous solution. The weight fraction of the hydrophilic PMPC block (fPC) was proved to play an important role in the size and morphology control of the self-assembled aggregates. The GVs with controlled micrometer size and biomimetic PMPC corona have great potential as artificial cell models. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010

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