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Keywords:

  • block copolymer particles;
  • di–stimuli–responsive block copolymers;
  • heterophase polymerization;
  • reaction calorimeter;
  • silica

Abstract

Summary: The paper provides experimental results about an easy and versatile method to produce amphiphilic block copolymers, block copolymer particles, and even inorganic – polymeric nano-composites via aqueous heterophase polymerization. Special emphasis is placed on the morphology and colloidal properties of some non-ionic di- and triblock copolymer particles with poly(ethylene glycol) of 106 g/mol molecular weight as hydrophilic block as well as di-stimuli-responsive block copolymers containing both a poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) and a poly(ionic liquid) block.