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Abstract

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A set of segmented, amphiphilic copolymers was prepared by Müge Artar, Takaya Terashima, Mitsuo Sawamoto, E. W. Meijer, and Anja R. A. Palmans on page 12, which comprised hydrophilic side chains, supramolecular or hydrophobic side chains, and ligand units via reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. Copolymers fold into single-chain polymeric nanoparticles (SCPNs) as a result of the helical self-assembly of the pendant BTA units and/or hydrophilic–hydrophobic phase separation. The obtained Ru(II) loaded SCPNs provide hydrophobic, isolated reaction pockets around Ru(II) complexes, and they show transfer hydrogenation of cyclohexanone in water independent of supramolecular units.

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