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Keywords:

  • homopolymers;
  • pH sensitivity;
  • vesicles;
  • polymeric materials;
  • self-assembly
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Amphiphilic homopolymer poly(2-(4-vinylphenyl)pyridine) (PVPPy) forms hollow micelles with uni-molecular thickness in a tetrahydrofuran/water (95/5 v/v) azeotropic solvent. Depending on the pH of the media, the micelles may be transformed to vesicles.