Macromol. Chem. Phys. 19/2012

Authors

  • Raffaele Ferrari,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta,” Politecnico di Milano, Via Luigi Mancinelli 7, 20131 Milano, Italy
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    1. R. Ferrari and Y. Yu have contributed equally to this work.
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  • Yingchuan Yu,

    1. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Str. 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Current affiliation:
    1. R. Ferrari and Y. Yu have contributed equally to this work.
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  • Marco Lattuada,

    1. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Str. 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Giuseppe Storti,

    1. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Str. 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Massimo Morbidelli,

    1. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli Str. 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Davide Moscatelli

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta,” Politecnico di Milano, Via Luigi Mancinelli 7, 20131 Milano, Italy
    • Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta,” Politecnico di Milano, Via Luigi Mancinelli 7, 20131 Milano, Italy.
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Abstract

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Frontispiece: Synthesis of PEGylated, poly(lactic acid) (PLA)-based nanoparticles (NPs), without the use of any surfactant or organic solvent, is shown. Monodispersed NPs, stable in physiological conditions and with sizes down to 90 nm, have been obtained through the direct semibatch emulsion copolymerization of modified PLA chains in the presence of vinyl-terminated PEG that acts as a surfmer. For further details, see the article by R. Ferrari, Y. Yu, M. Lattuada, G. Storti, M. Morbidelli, and D. Moscatelli* on page 2012.

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